Scientific Linux Security Update : pango on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Will Drewry discovered an integer overflow flaw in Pango's
pango_glyph_string_set_size() function. If an attacker is able to pass
an arbitrarily long string to Pango, it may be possible to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the application calling Pango.

After installing this update, you must restart your system or restart
the X server for the update to take effect. Note: Restarting the X
server closes all open applications and logs you out of your session.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60582 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1194