Debian DSA-1798-1 : pango1.0 - integer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38725


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Will Drewry discovered that pango, a system for layout and rendering of internationalized text, is prone to an integer overflow via long glyphstrings. This could cause the execution of arbitrary code when displaying crafted data through an application using the pango library.


Upgrade the pango1.0 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.14.8-5+etch1.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.20.5-3+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38725

File Name: debian_DSA-1798.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/11

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:debian:debian_linux:pango1.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1194

BID: 34870

DSA: 1798

CWE: 189