USN-1871-1: xserver-xorg-video-openchrome vulnerability

10 June 2013

xserver-xorg-video-openchrome, xserver-xorg-video-openchrome-lts-quantal vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in xserver-xorg-video-openchrome.

Software Description

  • xserver-xorg-video-openchrome - X.Org X server – VIA display driver
  • xserver-xorg-video-openchrome-lts-quantal - X.Org X server – VIA display driver


Ilja van Sprundel discovered multiple security issues in various libraries and components. An attacker could use these issues to cause applications to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04
xserver-xorg-video-openchrome - 1:0.3.1-0ubuntu1.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10
xserver-xorg-video-openchrome - 1:0.3.1-0ubuntu1.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
xserver-xorg-video-openchrome - 1:0.2.904+svn1050-1ubuntu0.1
xserver-xorg-video-openchrome-lts-quantal - 1:0.3.1-0ubuntu1~precise3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.