Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: evolution28-pango security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:1325-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1325.html
Issue date: 2011-09-21
CVE Names: CVE-2011-3193
Updated evolution28-pango packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Pango is a library used for the layout and rendering of internationalized
A buffer overflow flaw was found in HarfBuzz, an OpenType text shaping
engine used in Pango. If a user loaded a specially-crafted 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 application. (CVE-2011-3193)
Users of evolution28-pango are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After
installing this update, you must restart your system or restart the X
server for the update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at