libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201406-11

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 < 1.4.8
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.8

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 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.

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-1.4.8"
 

References

Release Date
June 14, 2014

Latest Revision
June 14, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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