Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libXfont, the worst of which allow for local privilege escalation.
|Package||x11-libs/libXfont on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.4.8|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.4.8|
libXfont is an X11 font rasterisation library.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A context-dependent attacker could use a specially crafted file to gain privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.8"
June 14, 2014
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