Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : pango1.0 vulnerability (USN-773-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38716
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionWill 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.