Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxfont (MDVSA-2014:013)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72081
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected lib64xfont1, lib64xfont1-devel and / or lib64xfont1-static-devel packages.