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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-07

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-07
Posted Nov 11, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-7 - A vulnerability in Pango could result in a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 1.42.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-15120
MD5 | 52298bdd0136c645a65c80ae78aba464

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201811-07

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Severity: Normal
Title: Pango: Denial of Service
Date: November 10, 2018
Bugs: #664108
ID: 201811-07

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Pango could result in a Denial of Service condition.

Background
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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 >= 1.42.4

Description
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Processing certain invalid Emoji sequences in a GTK+ application can
trigger a reachable assertion resulting in an application crash.

Impact
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A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted Emoji sequences,
possibly resulting in 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"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-15120
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-15120

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-07

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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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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