USN-2047-1: pixman vulnerability

3 December 2013

pixman vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


pixman could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • pixman - pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo


Bryan Quigley discovered an integer underflow in pixman. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
libpixman-1-0 - 0.30.2-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 13.04
libpixman-1-0 - 0.28.2-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.10
libpixman-1-0 - 0.26.0-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libpixman-1-0 - 0.24.4-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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