Debian: DSA-2838-1: libxfont security update

    Date07 Jan 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    January 07, 2014                       http://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
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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