Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libxfont, xorg vulnerability (USN-341-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An integer overflow has been discovered in X.org's font handling
library. By using a specially crafted font file, this could be
exploited to crash the X server or execute arbitrary code with root
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27920 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3467