libXfont: Multiple vulnerabilities

2015-07-22T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201507-21
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2015-07-22T00:00:00

Description

Background

libXfont is an X11 font rasterisation library.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXfont. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libXfont 1.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.4.9"

All libXfont 1.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.1"