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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38716 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34870

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1194