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libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201406-11 / libXfont
Release Date June 14, 2014
Latest Revision June 14, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
x11-libs/libXfont < 1.4.8 >= 1.4.8 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #510250


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libXfont, the worst of which allow for local privilege escalation.

2.  Impact Information


libXfont is an X11 font rasterisation library.


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


A context-dependent attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.8"

4.  References


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