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libXFont was updated to fix three vulnerabilities when parsing BDF
As libXfont is used by the X server to read font files, and an
unprivileged user with access to the X server can tell the X server to
read a given font file from a path of their choosing, these
vulnerabilities have the potential to allow unprivileged users to run
code with the privileges of the X server.
The following vulnerabilities were fixed :
- The BDF parser could allocate the a wrong buffer size,
leading to out of bound writes (CVE-2015-1802)
- The BDF parser could crash when trying to read an
invalid pointer (CVE-2015-1803)
- The BDF parser could read 32 bit metrics values into 16
bit integers, causing an out-of-bound memory access
though integer overflow (CVE-2015-1804)
See also :
Update the affected libXfont packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5