Pixman: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201402-03

An integer underflow vulnerability in Pixman may allow a context-dependent attacker to cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

x11-libs/pixman on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.32.4
Unaffected versions >= 0.32.4

Background

Pixman is a pixel manipulation library.

Description

The trapezoid handling code in Pixman contains an integer underflow vulnerability.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file using an application linked against Pixman, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pixman users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/pixman-0.32.4"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

References

Release Date
February 02, 2014

Latest Revision
February 02, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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