[SECURITY] [DSA 2927-1] libxfont security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2927-1:5CE40
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-05-13T21:51:25


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2927-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso May 13, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : libxfont CVE ID : CVE-2014-0209 CVE-2014-0210 CVE-2014-0211

Ilja van Sprundel of IOActive discovered several security issues in the X.Org libXfont library, which may allow a local, authenticated user to attempt to raise privileges; or a remote attacker who can control the font server to attempt to execute code with the privileges of the X server.


Integer overflow of allocations in font metadata file parsing could
allow a local user who is already authenticated to the X server to
overwrite other memory in the heap.


libxfont does not validate length fields when parsing xfs protocol
replies allowing to write past the bounds of allocated memory when
storing the returned data from the font server.


Integer overflows calculating memory needs for xfs replies could
result in allocating too little memory and then writing the returned
data from the font server past the end of the allocated buffer.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.4.1-5.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.4.5-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.4.7-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxfont packages.

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