Synopsis: Moderate: pango security update
Issue Date: 2011-01-27
CVE Numbers: CVE-2011-0020
Pango is a library used for the layout and rendering of internationalized
An input sanitization flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way Pango displayed font files when using the FreeType font
engine back end. If a user loaded a malformed 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
Users of pango and evolution28-pango are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
After installing the updated packages, you must restart your system or
restart your X session for the update to take effect.
– Scientific Linux Development Team