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Debian: DSA-2178-1: pango1.0 security update

Date 02 Mar 2011
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that pango did not check for memory allocation failures, causing a NULL pointer dereference with an adjustable offset. This can lead to application crashes and potentially arbitrary code execution.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2178-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
March 02, 2011                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : pango1.0
Vulnerability  : NULL pointer dereference
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0064

It was discovered that pango did not check for memory allocation
failures, causing a NULL pointer dereference with an adjustable
offset.  This can lead to application crashes and potentially
arbitrary code execution.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.28.3-1+squeeze2.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid),
this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your pango1.0 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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