GLSA-201406-11 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-11
(libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain
privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.8'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82003 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67382

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0209

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