USN-3843-2: pixman vulnerability
11 December 2018
pixman could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted instructions.
- pixman - pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo
USN-3843-1 fixed a vulnerability in pixman. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that pixman incorrectly handled the general_composite_rect
function. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause pixman to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
- USN-3843-1: pixman, libpixman-1-dev, libpixman-1-0-udeb, libpixman-1-0