Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pango (MDVSA-2010:121)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47115


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in pango :

Array index error in the hb_ot_layout_build_glyph_classes function in pango/opentype/ in Pango before 1.27.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted font file, related to building a synthetic Glyph Definition (aka GDEF) table by using this font's charmap and the Unicode property database (CVE-2010-0421).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47115

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-121.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/06/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pango1.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pango1.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pango1.0_0-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpango1.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpango1.0_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpango1.0_0-modules, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pango, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pango-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0421

BID: 38760

MDVSA: 2010:121