[USN-3843-1] pixman vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Dec 11 18:36:27 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3843-1
December 11, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
pixman could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially
- pixman: pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
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