Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libxfont vulnerability (USN-1191-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Tomas Hoger discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled certain
malformed compressed fonts. An attacker could use a specially crafted
font file to cause libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code in order to gain privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected libxfont1 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55858 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49124

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2895