GLSA-201402-23 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 72637


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-23 (libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.7 '

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72637

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-23.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2/23/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libXfont, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2014

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2895, CVE-2013-6462

BID: 49124, 64694

GLSA: 201402-23