Public Date:
1611599: CVE-2015-9262 libxcursor: 1-byte heap-based overflow in _XcursorThemeInherits function in library.c

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

_XcursorThemeInherits in library.c in libXcursor before 1.1.15 allows remote attackers to cause denial of service or potentially code execution via a one-byte heap overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2015-9262 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the versions of libXcursor as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 4.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libXcursor) RHSA-2018:3059 2018-10-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 libXcursor Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libXcursor Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libXcursor Will not fix
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