GLSA-201612-37 : Pixman: Buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95740
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Pixman users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/pixman-0.32.8'