GLSA-200801-09 : X.Org X server and Xfont library: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 30033
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-09 (X.Org X server and Xfont library: Multiple vulnerabilities)
regenrecht reported multiple vulnerabilities in various X server extension via iDefense:
The XFree86-Misc extension does not properly sanitize a parameter within a PassMessage request, allowing the modification of a function pointer (CVE-2007-5760).
Multiple functions in the XInput extension do not properly sanitize client requests for swapping bytes, leading to corruption of heap memory (CVE-2007-6427).
Integer overflow vulnerabilities in the EVI extension and in the MIT-SHM extension can lead to buffer overflows (CVE-2007-6429).
The TOG-CUP extension does not sanitize an index value in the ProcGetReservedColormapEntries() function, leading to arbitrary memory access (CVE-2007-6428).
A buffer overflow was discovered in the Xfont library when processing PCF font files (CVE-2008-0006).
The X server does not enforce restrictions when a user specifies a security policy file and attempts to open it (CVE-2007-5958).
Remote attackers could exploit the vulnerability in the Xfont library by enticing a user to load a specially crafted PCF font file resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the X server, typically root. Local attackers could exploit this and the vulnerabilities in the X.org extensions to gain elevated privileges. If the X server allows connections from the network, these vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely. A local attacker could determine the existence of arbitrary files by exploiting the last vulnerability or possibly cause a Denial of Service.
Workarounds for some of the vulnerabilities can be found in the X.Org security advisory as listed under References.
SolutionAll X.Org X server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-base/xorg-server-22.214.171.124-r5' All X.Org Xfont library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.3.1-r1'