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Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2014-282

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont library parsed Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2013-6462 )

Solution

Solution

Run yum update libXfont to update your system.

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