Scientific Linux Security Update : pango on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in HarfBuzz, an OpenType text shaping
engine used in Pango. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file
with an application that uses Pango, it could cause the application to
crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application. (CVE-2011-3193)

Users of pango are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing
this update, you must restart your system or restart the X server for
the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?62ef7b4f

Solution :

Update the affected pango, pango-debuginfo and / or pango-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61139 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3193