Debian DSA-1385-1 : xfs - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 26976
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Sean Larsson discovered that two code paths inside the X Font Server handle integer values insecurely, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the xfs packages.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14sarge5 of xfree86. Packages for m68k are not yet available. They will be provided later.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1-7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 26976

File Name: debian_DSA-1385.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xfs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4568

DSA: 1385

CWE: 119, 189