Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 : libxfont vulnerabilities (USN-2211-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled font
metadata file parsing. A local attacker could use this issue to cause
libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code in order to gain
privileges. (CVE-2014-0209)

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled X Font
Server replies. A malicious font server could return specially crafted
data that could cause libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2014-0210, CVE-2014-0211).

Solution :

Update the affected libxfont1 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74022 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67382

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0209
CVE-2014-0210
CVE-2014-0211