Amazon Linux AMI : pixman Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-272)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An integer overflow, which led to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way pixman handled trapezoids. If a remote attacker could
trick an application using pixman into rendering a trapezoid shape
with specially crafted coordinates, it could cause the application to
crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application. (CVE-2013-6425)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?13ec8161

Solution :

Run 'yum update pixman' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72290 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6425