Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3525-1 pixman -- security update

Date Reported:
22 Mar 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-9766.
More information:

Vincent LE GARREC discovered an integer overflow in pixman, a pixel-manipulation library for X and cairo. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to cause an application using the pixman library to crash, or potentially, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.26.0-4+deb7u2.

For the stable distribution (jessie), the testing distribution (stretch) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem was already fixed in version 0.32.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pixman packages.