USN-1870-1: libxxf86vm vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1870-1

5th June, 2013

libxxf86vm vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in libxxf86vm.

Software description

  • libxxf86vm - X11 XFree86 video mode extension library


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 version:

Ubuntu 13.04:
libxxf86vm1 1:1.1.2-1ubuntu0.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10:
libxxf86vm1 1:1.1.2-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libxxf86vm1 1:1.1.1-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libxxf86vm1 1:1.1.0-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.