Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : pixman vulnerability (USN-2918-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 89659
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionVincent LE GARREC discovered an integer underflow in pixman. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could cause pixman to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libpixman-1-0 package.