Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : pixman vulnerability (USN-2918-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89659


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Vincent 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.

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 libpixman-1-0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89659

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2918-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/04

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpixman-1-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2016/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9766

OSVDB: 135048

USN: 2918-1