openSUSE Security Update : libXfont (openSUSE-SU-2014:0711-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75371


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libxfont was updated to fix multiple vulnerabilities :

- Integer overflow of allocations in font metadata file parsing (CVE-2014-0209).

- Unvalidated length fields when parsing xfs protocol replies (CVE-2014-0210).

- Integer overflows calculating memory needs for xfs replies (CVE-2014-0211).

These vulnerabilities could be used by a local, authenticated user to raise privileges or by a remote attacker with control of the font server to execute code with the privileges of the X server.


Update the affected libXfont packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75371

File Name: openSUSE-2014-391.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libXfont1-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/16

Reference Information

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

BID: 67382