[USN-1623-1] Mesa vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-11-06T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1623-1 November 05, 2012

mesa vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Mesa could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.

Software Description: - mesa: free implementation of the EGL API


It was discovered that Mesa incorrectly handled certain arrays. An attacker could use this issue to cause Mesa to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libegl1-mesa 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libglapi-mesa 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libgles1-mesa 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libgles2-mesa 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libglu1-mesa 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libopenvg1-mesa 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libosmesa6 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 libxatracker1 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1623-1 CVE-2012-2864

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mesa/8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2

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