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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38716


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


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.

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38716

File Name: ubuntu_USN-773-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/08

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpango1.0-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpango1.0-0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpango1.0-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpango1.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpango1.0-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1194

BID: 34870

USN: 773-1

CWE: 189