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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN265-1 : libcairo vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libcairo vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libcairo2
- libcairo2-dev
- libcairo2-doc


Description :

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.

Solution :

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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