Debian DSA-2293-1 : libxfont - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 55841


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Tomas Hoger found a buffer overflow in the X.Org libXfont library, which may allow for a local privilege escalation through crafted font files.


Upgrade the libxfont packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.3-2.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.1-3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55841

File Name: debian_DSA-2293.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/15/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxfont, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2895

BID: 49124

DSA: 2293