Amazon Linux AMI : libXfont (ALAS-2015-597)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86075

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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

Run 'yum update libXfont' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-597.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86075

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-597.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/23

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXfont, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXfont-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXfont-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/22

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2015-597

RHSA: 2015:1708