Oracle Linux 5 : libXfont (ELSA-2008-0064)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67644


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0064 :

An updated X.Org libXfont package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libXfont package contains the X.Org X11 libXfont runtime library.

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)

Users of X.Org libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected libxfont packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67644

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libXfont, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libXfont-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0006

BID: 27352

RHSA: 2008:0064

CWE: 119