libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201402-23

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

Affected Packages

x11-libs/libXfont on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.7
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.7

Background

libXfont is an X11 font rasterisation library.

Description

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

Impact

A local attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.7 "
 

References

Release Date
February 21, 2014

Latest Revision
February 21, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local

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