Ubuntu 5.10 : libcairo vulnerability (USN-265-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

When rendering glyphs, the cairo graphics rendering library did not
check the maximum length of character strings. A request to display an
excessively long string with cairo caused a program crash due to an X
library error.

Mike Davis discovered that this could be turned into a Denial of
Service attack in Evolution. An email with an attachment with very
long lines caused Evolution to crash repeatedly until that email was
manually removed from the mail folder.

This only affects Ubuntu 5.10. Previous Ubuntu releases did not use
libcairo for text rendering.

Solution :

Update the affected libcairo2, libcairo2-dev and / or libcairo2-doc

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21151 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0528