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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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