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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201507-21 ] libXfont Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201507-21)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 22, 2015
Bug(s): #543620
ID: 201507-21

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libXfont, the worst of
which could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.


Background

libXfont is an X11 font rasterisation library.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/libXfont
Vulnerable: < 1.5.1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.9 < 1.4.10
Unaffected: >= 1.5.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libXfont 1.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.9"
   
All libXfont 1.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.1"
   


References

CVE-2015-1802
CVE-2015-1803
CVE-2015-1804
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