Scientific Linux Security Update : pixman on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65716


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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)

All applications using pixman must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected pixman, pixman-debuginfo and / or pixman-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65716

File Name: sl_20130327_pixman_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/28

Modified: 2013/03/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1591