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USN-5718-1: pixman vulnerability

8 November 2022

pixman could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted input.

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Releases

Packages

  • pixman - pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo

Details

Maddie Stone discovered that pixman incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause pixman to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5718-2: libpixman-1-0, libpixman-1-dev, pixman