GLSA-201612-37 : Pixman: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95740


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-37 (Pixman: Buffer overflow)

In pixman-general, careless computations done with the ‘dest_buffer’
pointer may overflow, failing the buffer upper limit check.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pixman users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/pixman-0.32.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95740

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-37.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/13

Modified: 2017/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pixman, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Reference Information

GLSA: 201612-37