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CentOS Update for libXfont CESA-2011:1154 centos5 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS 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

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libXfont' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The libXfont packages provide the X.Org libXfont runtime library. X.Org is an open source implementation of the X Window System. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont library, used by the X.Org server, handled malformed font files compressed using UNIX compress. A malicious, local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2011-2895) Users of libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running X.Org server instances must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libXfont on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)