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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way libXfont processed certain
font files when attempting to add a new directory to the font path. A
malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.
(CVE-2014-0209)

Multiple out-of-bounds write flaws were found in the way libXfont
parsed replies received from an X.org font server. A malicious X.org
server could cause an X client to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.
(CVE-2014-0210, CVE-2014-0211)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d3664320

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79427 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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