GLSA-201507-21 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 84935

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-201507-21 (libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All libXfont 1.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.9' All libXfont 1.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-21

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84935

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-21.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Published: 7/23/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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: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: 7/22/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 73277, 73279, 73280

GLSA: 201507-21