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Pango: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201405-13 / pango
Release Date May 17, 2014
Latest Revision May 17, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
x11-libs/pango < 1.28.3-r1 >= 1.28.3-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #268976, #352087, #357067


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pango, the worst of which allow execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


Pango is an internationalized text layout and rendering library


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pango. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to load specially crafted text using an application linked against Pango, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pango users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/pango-1.28.3-r1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since March 18, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated May 17, 2014

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