Oracle Linux 6 : pixman (ELSA-2013-0687)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0687 :

Updated pixman packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

Pixman is a pixel manipulation library for the X Window System and
Cairo.

An integer overflow flaw was discovered in one of pixman's
manipulation routines. If a remote attacker could trick an application
using pixman into performing a certain manipulation, it could cause
the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-1591)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. All applications using
pixman must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-March/003390.html

Solution :

Update the affected pixman packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68798 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58193

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1591