Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : xorg (cve_2013_6462_buffer_errors)

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Synopsis :

The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party
software.

Description :

The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address
security updates :

- Stack-based buffer overflow in the bdfReadCharacters
function in bitmap/ bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont 1.1
through 1.4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code
via a long string in a character name in a BDF font
file. (CVE-2013-6462)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b5f8def1
https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2013_6462_buffer_errors

Solution :

Upgrade to Solaris 11.1.16.5.0.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Solaris Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80820 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6462

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