[USN-2047-1] pixman vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-12-09T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2047-1 December 03, 2013

pixman vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


pixman could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description: - pixman: pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo


Bryan Quigley discovered an integer underflow in pixman. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10: libpixman-1-0 0.30.2-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 13.04: libpixman-1-0 0.28.2-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.10: libpixman-1-0 0.26.0-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libpixman-1-0 0.24.4-1ubuntu0.1

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2047-1 https://launchpad.net/bugs/1197921

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pixman/0.30.2-1ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pixman/0.28.2-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pixman/0.26.0-3ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pixman/0.24.4-1ubuntu0.1

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