Scientific Linux Security Update : pango on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60582


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


Will Drewry discovered an integer overflow flaw in Pango's pango_glyph_string_set_size() function. If an attacker is able to pass an arbitrarily long string to Pango, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the application calling Pango.

After installing this update, you must restart your system or restart the X server for the update to take effect. Note: Restarting the X server closes all open applications and logs you out of your session.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60582

File Name: sl_20090508_pango_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1194

CWE: 189