Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont
library parsed Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A
malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.

All running X.Org server instances must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libXfont, libXfont-debuginfo and / or
libXfont-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71910 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6462

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