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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201909-03 ] Pango: Buffer overflow
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:18:57
Message-Id: 625fe90a-d7ac-7b4e-4c95-1e120084fc1b@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201909-03
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Pango: Buffer overflow
     Date: September 06, 2019
     Bugs: #692110
       ID: 201909-03

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow in Pango might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary
code.

Background
==========

Pango is a library for layout and rendering of internationalized text.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  x11-libs/pango             < 1.42.4-r2              >= 1.42.4-r2

Description
===========

A buffer overflow has been discovered in Pango's
pango_log2vis_get_embedding_levels function.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
string with functions like pango_itemize, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Pango users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/pango-1.42.4-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2019-1010238
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-1010238

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201909-03

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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