RHEL 5 : libXfont (RHSA-2008:0064)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated X.Org libXfont package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libXfont package contains the X.Org X11 libXfont runtime library.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the X.Org
server handled malformed font files. A malicious local user could
exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2008-0006)

Users of X.Org libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0006.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0064.html

Solution :

Update the affected libXfont and / or libXfont-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30004 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27352

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0006