Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : pango1.0 vulnerability (USN-773-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Will Drewry discovered that Pango incorrectly handled rendering text
with long glyphstrings. If a user were tricked into displaying
specially crafted data with applications linked against Pango, such as
Firefox, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38716 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34870

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1194