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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201406-11 ] libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201406-11)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: June 14, 2014
Bug(s): #510250
ID: 201406-11

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libXfont, the worst of
which allow for local privilege escalation.


Background

libXfont is an X11 font rasterisation library.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/libXfont
Vulnerable: < 1.4.8
Unaffected: >= 1.4.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A context-dependent attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain
privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.8"
   


References

CVE-2014-0209
CVE-2014-0210
CVE-2014-0211
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