GLSA-201402-23 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-23
(libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A local attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain privileges
or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201402-23.xml

Solution :

All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.7 '

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72637 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49124
64694

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2895
CVE-2013-6462