USN-1623-1: Mesa vulnerability

5 November 2012

mesa vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Mesa could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.

Software Description

  • mesa - free implementation of the EGL API


It was discovered that Mesa incorrectly handled certain arrays. An attacker could use this issue to cause Mesa to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libegl1-mesa - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libgl1-mesa-dri - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libgl1-mesa-glx - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libglapi-mesa - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libgles1-mesa - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libgles2-mesa - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libglu1-mesa - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libopenvg1-mesa - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libosmesa6 - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2
libxatracker1 - 8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.