openSUSE Security Update : libXfont (openSUSE-SU-2014:0711-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

libxfont was updated to fix multiple vulnerabilities :

- Integer overflow of allocations in font metadata file
parsing (CVE-2014-0209).

- Unvalidated length fields when parsing xfs protocol
replies (CVE-2014-0210).

- Integer overflows calculating memory needs for xfs
replies (CVE-2014-0211).

These vulnerabilities could be used by a local, authenticated user to
raise privileges or by a remote attacker with control of the font
server to execute code with the privileges of the X server.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-05/msg00073.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=857544

Solution :

Update the affected libXfont packages.

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: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75371 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67382

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

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