This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated pixman packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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
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)
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 :
Update the affected pixman, pixman-debuginfo and / or pixman-devel
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false