GLSA-200609-04 : LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 22326


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-04 (LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows)

Several integer overflows have been found in the PCF font parser.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or crash the Xserver by enticing a user to load a specially crafted PCF font file.
Workaround :

Do not use untrusted PCF Font files.


All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.0-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22326

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200609-04.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2006/09/12

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libXfont, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3467

GLSA: 200609-04