Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60346


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


A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the X.Org server handled malformed font files. A malicious local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2008-0006)


Update the affected libXfont and / or libXfont-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60346

File Name: sl_20080117_libXfont_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0006

CWE: 119