Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : mesa vulnerability (USN-1623-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 62817


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Mesa incorrectly handled certain arrays. An attacker could use this issue to cause Mesa to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62817

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1623-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/06

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libegl1-mesa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgl1-mesa-dri, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgl1-mesa-glx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglapi-mesa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgles1-mesa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgles2-mesa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libglu1-mesa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libopenvg1-mesa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libosmesa6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxatracker1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2864

BID: 55135

OSVDB: 84921

USN: 1623-1