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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for mesa RHSA-2013:0898-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'mesa'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'mesa'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Mesa provides a 3D graphics API that is compatible with Open Graphics
Library (OpenGL). It also provides hardware-accelerated drivers for many
popular graphics chips.

It was found that Mesa did not correctly validate messages from the X
server. A malicious X server could cause an application using Mesa to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2013-1993)

All users of Mesa are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running
applications linked against Mesa must be restarted for this update to take

Affected Software/OS:
mesa on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-1993
Debian Security Information: DSA-2678 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0897
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0898
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0865 (Google Search)
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