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USN-2918-1: pixman vulnerability

3 March 2016

pixman could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed specially crafted data.

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Releases

Packages

  • pixman - pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo

Details

Vincent LE GARREC discovered an integer underflow in pixman. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could
cause pixman to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References