Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxfont (MDVSA-2008:024)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36558


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in how the server handled malformed font files that could allow a malicious local user to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the server (CVE-2008-0006).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36558

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xfont1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xfont1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xfont1-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxfont1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxfont1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxfont1-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0006

MDVSA: 2008:024

CWE: 119