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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
These remote packages are missing security patches :
When rendering glyphs, the cairo graphics rendering library did not
check the maximum length of character strings. A request to display
an excessively long string with cairo caused a program crash due to an
X library error.
Mike Davis discovered that this could be turned into a Denial of
Service attack in Evolution. An email with an attachment with very
long lines caused Evolution to crash repeatedly until that email was
manually removed from the mail folder.
This only affects Ubuntu 5.10. Previous Ubuntu releases did not use
libcairo for text rendering.
Upgrade to :
- libcairo2-1.0.2-0ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libcairo2-dev-1.0.2-0ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libcairo2-doc-1.0.2-0ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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