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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60944


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


An input sanitization flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way Pango displayed font files when using the FreeType font engine back end. If a user loaded a malformed font file with an application that uses Pango, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-0020)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60944

File Name: sl_20110127_pango_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

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: 2011/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0020