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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1194

Original release date: 05/11/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Integer overflow in the pango_glyph_string_set_size function in pango/glyphstring.c in Pango before 1.24 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long glyph string that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, as demonstrated by a long document.location value in Firefox.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=496887
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10137
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090507 [oCERT-2009-001] Pango integer overflow in heap allocation size calculations
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-773-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:039
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:012
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/bugs/cve/2009-1194
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1269
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022196
External Source: XF
Name: pango-pangoglyphstringsetsize-bo(50397)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-36.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1972
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2009-001.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1798
External Source: BID
Name: 35758
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:042
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=480134
External Source: BID
Name: 34870
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0476
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090507 [oCERT-2009-001] Pango integer overflow in heap allocation size calculations
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://github.com/bratsche/pango/commit/4de30e5500eaeb49f4bf0b7a07f718e149a2ed5e
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 264308

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10137
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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