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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201711-08 ] LibXfont, LibXfont2 Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: LibXfont, LibXfont2: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201711-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: 2017-11-11
Bug(s): #634044
ID: 201711-08

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in LibXfont and Libxfont2,
the worst of which could allow attackers to cause a Denial of Service
condition.


Background

X.Org Xfont library

Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/libXfont2
Vulnerable: < 2.0.2
Unaffected: >= 2.0.2
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: x11-libs/libXfont
Vulnerable: < 1.5.3
Unaffected: >= 1.5.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in LibXfont and LibXfont2.
Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.


Impact

Local attackers could obtain sensitive information or possibly cause a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All LibXfont2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont2-2.0.2"
   
All LibXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.3"
   


References


CVE-2017-13720


CVE-2017-13722
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