Pango: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201405-13

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

Affected Packages

x11-libs/pango on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.28.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.28.3-r1

Background

Pango is an internationalized text layout and rendering library

Description

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

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pango users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # 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.

References

Release Date
May 17, 2014

Latest Revision
May 17, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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