GLSA-201811-07 : Pango: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 124213


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-07 (Pango: Denial of Service)

Processing certain invalid Emoji sequences in a GTK+ application can trigger a reachable assertion resulting in an application crash.
Impact :

A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted Emoji sequences, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pango users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/pango-1.42.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 124213

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-07.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/04/22

Updated: 2019/04/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pango, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15120

GLSA: 201811-07