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Debian: DSA-2838-1: libxfont security update

Date 07 Jan 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the processing of Glyph Bitmap Distribution fonts (BDF) could result in the execution of arbitrary code.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2838-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 07, 2014                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libxfont
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-6462

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the processing of Glyph 
Bitmap Distribution fonts (BDF) could result in the execution of 
arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.4.1-4.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.4.5-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.4.7-1.

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
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