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[GLSA-200609-04] LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200609-04
(LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows)


Several integer overflows have been found in the PCF font parser.

Impact

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or crash the
Xserver by enticing a user to load a specially crafted PCF font file.

Workaround

Do not use untrusted PCF Font files.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3467


Solution:
All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.0-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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