Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2178-1 pango1.0 -- NULL pointer dereference

Date Reported:
02 Mar 2011
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-0064.
More information:

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.