GLSA-201507-21 : libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 84935


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84935

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-21.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/23

Modified: 2015/07/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/22

Reference Information

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

BID: 73277, 73279, 73280

GLSA: 201507-21