openSUSE Security Update : libXfont (openSUSE-2015-266)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82424


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libXFont was updated to fix three vulnerabilities when parsing BDF files (bnc#921978)

As libXfont is used by the X server to read font files, and an unprivileged user with access to the X server can tell the X server to read a given font file from a path of their choosing, these vulnerabilities have the potential to allow unprivileged users to run code with the privileges of the X server.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- The BDF parser could allocate the a wrong buffer size, leading to out of bound writes (CVE-2015-1802)

- The BDF parser could crash when trying to read an invalid pointer (CVE-2015-1803)

- The BDF parser could read 32 bit metrics values into 16 bit integers, causing an out-of-bound memory access though integer overflow (CVE-2015-1804)


Update the affected libXfont packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82424

File Name: openSUSE-2015-266.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxfont1-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 3/20/2015

Reference Information

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