GLSA-200609-04 : LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-04
(LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows)

Several integer overflows have been found in the PCF font parser.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or crash the
Xserver by enticing a user to load a specially crafted PCF font file.

Workaround :

Do not use untrusted PCF Font files.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200609-04.xml

Solution :

All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.0-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22326 (gentoo_GLSA-200609-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3467