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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-07
(LibXfont, monolithic X.org: Multiple integer overflows)
Several integer overflows have been found in the CID font parser.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user
to load a malicious font file resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the X server which
typically is the root user. A local user could exploit this
vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.
Disable CID-encoded Type 1 fonts by removing the 'type1' module and
replacing it with the 'freetype' module in xorg.conf.
See also :
All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.1'
All monolithic X.org users are advised to migrate to modular X.org.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : false