Amazon Linux AMI : libXfont (ALAS-2014-282)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72300


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont library parsed Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.


Run 'yum update libXfont' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72300

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-282.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/05

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXfont, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXfont-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXfont-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/03

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6462

ALAS: 2014-282

RHSA: 2014:0018