Amazon Linux AMI : mesa Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2013-198)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

It was found that Mesa did not correctly validate messages from the X
server. A malicious X server could cause an application using Mesa to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running the application. (CVE-2013-1993)

An out-of-bounds access flaw was found in Mesa. If an application
using Mesa exposed the Mesa API to untrusted inputs (Mozilla Firefox
does this), an attacker could cause the application to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2013-1872)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c6b37264

Solution :

Run 'yum update mesa' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69756 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1872
CVE-2013-1993