Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20141124)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79427
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way libXfont processed certain font files when attempting to add a new directory to the font path. A malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.
(CVE-2014-0209)

Multiple out-of-bounds write flaws were found in the way libXfont parsed replies received from an X.org font server. A malicious X.org server could cause an X client to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.
(CVE-2014-0210, CVE-2014-0211)

All running X.Org server instances must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected libXfont, libXfont-debuginfo and / or libXfont-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?90dcc7f1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79427

File Name: sl_20141124_libXfont_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/25/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libXfont, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libXfont-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libXfont-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2014

Reference Information

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