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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3194-1 (libxfont - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

8.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Ilja van Sprundel, Alan Coopersmith and William Robinet discovered multiple issues in libxfont's code to process BDF fonts, which might result in privilege escalation.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libxfont on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-5. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your libxfont packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)