Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ee01ca0d

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60346 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0006