USN-5718-2: pixman vulnerability
30 November 2022
pixman could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted input.
- pixman - pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo
USN-5718-1 fixed a vulnerability in pixman. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
- USN-5718-1: libpixman-1-0, libpixman-1-dev, pixman