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    Debian: DSA-2293-1: libxfont security update

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    Tomas Hoger found a buffer overflow in the X.Org libXfont library, which may allow for a local privilege escalation through crafted font files.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2293-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    August 12, 2011                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxfont
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2895 
    
    Tomas Hoger found a buffer overflow in the X.Org libXfont library,
    which may allow for a local privilege escalation through crafted
    font files.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.3-2.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.1-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.4-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libxfont packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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