Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxfont (MDVSA-2014:013)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72081


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libxfont :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the bdfReadCharacters function in bitmap/bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont 1.1 through 1.4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string in a character name in a BDF font file (CVE-2013-6462).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected lib64xfont1, lib64xfont1-devel and / or lib64xfont1-static-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72081

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-013.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/22

Modified: 2014/07/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xfont1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xfont1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xfont1-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6462

MDVSA: 2014:013