[SECURITY] Fedora 14 Update: pango-1.28.1-5.fc14

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-03-12 22:27:42

Name        : pango
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     : 1.28.1
Release     : 5.fc14
URL         : http://www.pango.org
Summary     : System for layout and rendering of internationalized text
Description :
Pango is a library for laying out and rendering of text, with an emphasis
on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout is needed,
though most of the work on Pango so far has been done in the context of the
GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text and font handling for GTK+.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout engine can be used
with different font backends.

The integration of Pango with Cairo provides a complete solution with high
quality text handling and graphics rendering.

Update Information:

It was discovered that pango did not check for memory reallocation failures in
hb_buffer_ensure() function.  This could trigger a NULL pointer dereference in
hb_buffer_add_glyph(), where possibly untrusted input is used as an index used
for accessing members of the incorrectly reallocated array, resulting in the
use of NULL address as the base array address.  This can result in application
crash or, possibly, code execution.

It was demonstrated that it's possible to trigger this flaw in Firefox via a
specially crafted web page.

Mozilla bug report (currently not public):

Fix in the harfbuzz git:


Red Hat would like to thank Mozilla Security Team for reporting this issue.

* Fri Mar 11 2011 Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com> - 1.28.1-5
- Fix CVS-2011-0064
- Include an upstream heap corruption fix for pangoft2

  [ 1 ] Bug #678563 - CVE-2011-0064 pango: missing memory reallocation failure checking in hb_buffer_ensure

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pango' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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