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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61139


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61139

File Name: sl_20110921_pango_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3193