USN-4081-1: Pango vulnerability

31 July 2019

pango1.0 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.04

Summary

Pango could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • pango1.0 - Layout and rendering of internationalized text - gir bindings

Details

It was discovered that Pango incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
gir1.2-pango-1.0 - 1.42.4-6ubuntu0.1
libpango-1.0-0 - 1.42.4-6ubuntu0.1
libpango1.0-0 - 1.42.4-6ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.

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