X Font Service Crafted XFS Query Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote font service is affected by a buffer overflow.

Description :

The remote X Font Service (xfs) is affected by a buffer overflow.

An attacker may use this flaw to gain shell access on the remote host
as 'root' or 'nobody'.

See also :


Solution :

Apply the appropriate vendor patch as referenced in CERT Advisory

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 11188 ()

Bugtraq ID: 6241

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1317