Oracle Linux 6 : pixman (ELSA-2013-0687)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 68798


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0687 :

Updated 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.


Update the affected pixman packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68798

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0687.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2017/10/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pixman, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pixman-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1591

BID: 58193

OSVDB: 90194

RHSA: 2013:0687