RHEL 6 : pixman (RHSA-2013:0687)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65714
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected pixman, pixman-debuginfo and / or pixman-devel packages.