Oracle Linux 5 : libXfont (ELSA-2007-0132)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0132 :

Updated libXfont packages that fix a security issue are 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. is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical
user interfaces are designed upon.

iDefense reported two integer overflows in the way handled
various font files. A malicious local user could exploit these issues
to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
server. (CVE-2007-1351, CVE-2007-1352)

Users of libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libxfont packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67468 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23283

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1351