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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60746
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2010-0421 libpangoft2 segfaults on forged font files

An input sanitization flaw, leading to an array index error, was found in the way the Pango font rendering library synthesized the Glyph Definition (GDEF) table from a font's character map and the Unicode property database. If an attacker created a specially crafted font file and tricked a local, unsuspecting user into loading the font file in an application that uses the Pango font rendering library, it could cause that application to crash. (CVE-2010-0421)

After installing this update, you must restart your system or restart your X session for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5e88b323

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60746

File Name: sl_20100315_pango_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 3/15/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0421