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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1154 :
Updated libXfont packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
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 packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false