Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : mesa vulnerability (USN-1818-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66347


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: High

ID: 66347

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1818-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/08

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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:libgbm1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgl1-mesa-dri, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgl1-mesa-glx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgl1-mesa-swx11, 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: 2013/05/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5129

BID: 56756

OSVDB: 88109

USN: 1818-1