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Vulnerability Assessment Details

xfstt possible code execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote xfstt daemon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote X Font Service for TrueType (xfstt) is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow which may lead to code execution or a denial of service.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain root on this host remotely or
to prevent X11 from working properly

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of xfstt
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8182

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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