Oracle Linux 6 : pixman (ELSA-2013-1869)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71611


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1869 :

Updated pixman packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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, which led to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way pixman handled trapezoids. If a remote attacker could trick an application using pixman into rendering a trapezoid shape with specially crafted coordinates, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-6425)

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: Medium

ID: 71611

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-1869.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/23

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2013/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6425

BID: 64122

OSVDB: 100616

RHSA: 2013:1869