GLSA 200609-04 LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows
Posted on: 09/06/2006 08:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: LibXfont: Multiple integer overflows
Date: September 06, 2006
Bugs: #144092
ID: 200609-04

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow was discovered in the PCF font parser, potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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libXfont is the X.Org Xfont library, some parts are based on the
FreeType code base.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-libs/libXfont lt; 1.2.0-r1 gt;= 1.2.0-r1

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

Impact
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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
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Do not use untrusted PCF Font files.

Resolution
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All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.0-r1"

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

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200609-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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