Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : freetype, libxfont, xorg, xorg-server vulnerabilities (USN-448-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 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 :

Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that the MISC-XC extension of
Xorg did not correctly verify the size of allocated memory. An
authenticated user could send a specially crafted X11 request and
execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2007-1003)

Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs discovered that the BDF font handling
code in Xorg and FreeType did not correctly verify the size of
allocated memory. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with root
privileges. (CVE-2007-1351, CVE-2007-1352).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28045 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1003
CVE-2007-1351
CVE-2007-1352
CVE-2007-1667