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
updates.

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.
(CVE-2009-1194)

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e53bd316

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60582 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1194