RHEL 5 : libXfont (RHSA-2007:0132)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25324


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated X.org libXfont packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

X.org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon.

iDefense reported two integer overflows in the way X.org handled various font files. A malicious local user could exploit these issues to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.org server. (CVE-2007-1351, CVE-2007-1352)

Users of X.org libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25324

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0132.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libXfont, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libXfont-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1351, CVE-2007-1352

BID: 23283

OSVDB: 34109, 34917, 34918

RHSA: 2007:0132

CWE: 189