GLSA-200710-09 : NX 2.1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 26980
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-09 (NX 2.1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Chris Evans reported an integer overflow within the FreeType PCF font file parser (CVE-2006-1861). NX and NX Node are vulnerable to this due to shipping XFree86 4.3.0, which includes the vulnerable FreeType code.
A remote attacker could exploit these integer overflows by enticing a user to load a specially crafted PCF font file which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user on the machine running the NX server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll NX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/nx-3.0.0' All NX Node users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/nxnode-3.0.0-r3'