Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : libxfont vulnerabilities (USN-2211-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 74022
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled font metadata file parsing. A local attacker could use this issue to cause libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code in order to gain privileges. (CVE-2014-0209)

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled X Font Server replies. A malicious font server could return specially crafted data that could cause libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2014-0210, CVE-2014-0211).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libxfont1 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2211-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74022

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2211-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/15/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libxfont1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0209, CVE-2014-0210, CVE-2014-0211

BID: 67382

USN: 2211-1