GLSA-201507-21 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-21
(libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-21

Solution :

All libXfont 1.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.9'
All libXfont 1.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84935 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73277
73279
73280

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1802
CVE-2015-1803
CVE-2015-1804

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