X Font Service Crafted XFS Query Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 11188


The remote font service is affected by a buffer overflow.


The remote X Font Service (xfs) is affected by a buffer overflow.

An attacker may use this flaw to gain shell access on the remote host as 'root' or 'nobody'.


Apply the appropriate vendor patch as referenced in CERT Advisory CA-2002-34.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11188

File Name: xfs_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.25 $

Type: remote

Published: 2002/12/04

Modified: 2014/05/27

Dependencies: 13049, 12937, 13131, 13236

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1317

BID: 6241

OSVDB: 15140

CERT-CC: CA-2002-34