Debian DLA-183-1 : libxfont security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82300

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/03/msg00020.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/libxfont

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82300

File Name: debian_DLA-183.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, 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-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxfont1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxfont1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxfont1-udeb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 73277, 73279, 73280