Debian DSA-3194-1 : libxfont - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 81900

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Ilja van Sprundel, Alan Coopersmith and William Robinet discovered multiple issues in libxfont's code to process BDF fonts, which might result in privilege escalation.

Solution

Upgrade the libxfont packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-5.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/libxfont

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3194

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81900

File Name: debian_DSA-3194.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/18/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxfont, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1802, CVE-2015-1803, CVE-2015-1804

BID: 73277, 73279, 73280

DSA: 3194