Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libxfont vulnerabilities (USN-2536-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 81951
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIlja 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libxfont1 package.