Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libxfont vulnerabilities (USN-2536-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81951

Synopsis

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

Description

Ilja van Sprundel, Alan Coopersmith, and William Robinet discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled malformed bdf fonts. A local attacker could use this issue to cause libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code in order to gain privileges.

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/2536-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81951

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2536-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/19/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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: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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/20/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 73277

USN: 2536-1