GLSA-201406-11 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 82003
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-11 (libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.8'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201406-11

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82003

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-11.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 3/24/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libXfont, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 67382

GLSA: 201406-11