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CVE-2009-1194 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/11/2009

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Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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Not required to exploit
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Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:012 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:039 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:042 External Source SUNALERT 264308 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1798 External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source MISC External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090507 [oCERT-2009-001] Pango integer overflow in heap allocation size calculations External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:0476 External Source BUGTRAQ 20090507 [oCERT-2009-001] Pango integer overflow in heap allocation size calculations External Source BID 34870 External Source BID 35758 External Source SECTRACK 1022196 External Source UBUNTU USN-773-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1269 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1972 External Source CONFIRM Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source XF pango-pangoglyphstringsetsize-bo(50397) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10137

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