Amazon Linux AMI : libXfont (ALAS-2014-282)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont
library parsed Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A
malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.
(CVE-2013-6462)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fde66edc

Solution :

Run 'yum update libXfont' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72300 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6462