Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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
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).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected libxfont1 package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false