Debian: DSA-3194-1: libxfont security update

    Date17 Mar 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ilja van Sprundel, Alan Coopersmith and William Robinet discovered multiple issues in libxfont's code to process BDF fonts, which might result in privilege escalation.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3194-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    March 17, 2015                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxfont
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1802 CVE-2015-1803 CVE-2015-1804
    
    Ilja van Sprundel, Alan Coopersmith and William Robinet discovered
    multiple issues in libxfont's code to process BDF fonts, which might
    result in privilege escalation.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.4.5-5.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.
    
    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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