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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0309
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0309.

Pango is a library used for the layout and rendering of internationalized

It was discovered that Pango did not check for memory reallocation failures
in the hb_buffer_ensure() function. An attacker able to trigger a
reallocation failure by passing sufficiently large input to an application
using Pango could use this flaw to crash the application or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2011-0064)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla Security Team for reporting this

All pango users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, you
must restart your system or restart the X server for the update to take

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0064
BugTraq ID: 46632
Debian Security Information: DSA-2178 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:005 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: pango-hbbufferensure-bo(65770)
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