Oracle Linux 6 : mesa (ELSA-2013-0897)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68832
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0897 :
Updated mesa packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Mesa provides a 3D graphics API that is compatible with Open Graphics Library (OpenGL). It also provides hardware-accelerated drivers for many popular graphics chips.
An out-of-bounds access flaw was found in Mesa. If an application using Mesa exposed the Mesa API to untrusted inputs (Mozilla Firefox does this), an attacker could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-1872)
It was found that Mesa did not correctly validate messages from the X server. A malicious X server could cause an application using Mesa to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-1993)
All users of Mesa are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications linked against Mesa must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected mesa packages.