Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxfont (MDVSA-2008:024)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in how the X.org server
handled malformed font files that could allow a malicious local user
to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.org
server (CVE-2008-0006).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36558 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-024.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0006

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