Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libXfont processed
certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious,
local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org
server. (CVE-2015-1802)

An integer truncation flaw was discovered in the way libXfont
processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A
malicious, local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
X.Org server. (CVE-2015-1804)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way libXfont
processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A
malicious, local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server.
(CVE-2015-1803)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fa7f5f18

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85788 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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