Scientific Linux Security Update : libXfont on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20150903)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85788

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way libXfont processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious, local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2015-1802)

An integer truncation flaw was discovered in the way libXfont processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious, local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2015-1804)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way libXfont processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious, local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server.
(CVE-2015-1803)

Solution

Update the affected libXfont, libXfont-debuginfo and / or libXfont-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?087dcdee

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85788

File Name: sl_20150903_libXfont_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libXfont, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libXfont-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libXfont-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/3/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/20/2015

Reference Information

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