Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxfont (MDVSA-2014:013)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libxfont :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the bdfReadCharacters function in
bitmap/bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont 1.1 through 1.4.6 allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code via a long string in a character name in a BDF font
file (CVE-2013-6462).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected lib64xfont1, lib64xfont1-devel and / or
lib64xfont1-static-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72081 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6462