LibXfont, LibXfont2 Updates for Gentoo Linux
Posted on: 01/09/2018 10:28 AM

LibXfont/LibXfont2 security updates has been released for Gentoo Linux

LibXfont, LibXfont2 Updates for Gentoo Linux


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201801-10
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: LibXfont, LibXfont2: Arbitrary file access
Date: January 08, 2018
Bugs: #639064
ID: 201801-10

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in LibXfont and LibXfont2 which may
allow for arbitrary file access.

Background
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X.Org Xfont library.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-libs/libXfont < 1.5.4 >= 1.5.4
2 x11-libs/libXfont2 < 2.0.3 >= 2.0.3
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2 affected packages

Description
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It was discovered that libXfont incorrectly followed symlinks when
opening font files.

Impact
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A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause the X server to
access arbitrary files, including special device files.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LibXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.4"

All LibXfont2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont2-2.0.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-16611
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-16611

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-10

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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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