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USN-2047-1: pixman vulnerability

03 December 2013

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



  • 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
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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