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959048: CVE-2013-1983 libXfixes: Integer overflow leading to heap-based buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in libXfixes 5.0 and earlier allows X servers to trigger allocation of insufficient memory and a buffer overflow via vectors related to the XFixesGetCursorImage function.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1983 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the libXfixes package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libXfixes) RHSA-2014:1436 2014-10-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libXfixes Will not fix

External References

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