Debian DSA-2019-1 : pango1.0 - missing input sanitization

medium Nessus Plugin ID 45113


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VPR Score: 4.4


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


Marc Schoenefeld discovered an improper input sanitization in Pango, a library for layout and rendering of text, leading to array indexing error. If a local user was tricked into loading a specially crafted font file in an application, using the Pango font rendering library, it could lead to denial of service (application crash).


Upgrade the pango1.0 package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.20.5-5+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45113

File Name: debian_DSA-2019.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pango1.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0421

BID: 38760

DSA: 2019