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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The libXfont packages provide the X.Org libXfont runtime library.
X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont library, used
by the X.Org server, handled malformed font files compressed using
UNIX compress. A malicious, local user could exploit this issue to
potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org
Users of libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running X.Org
server instances must be restarted for the update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected libXfont and / or libXfont-devel packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61108 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-2895