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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2901-1                [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                    Thorsten Alteholz
January 25, 2022                              https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package        : libxfont
Version        : 1:2.0.1-3+deb9u2
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-16611


n issue has been found in libxfont, an X11 font rasterisation library.
By creating symlinks, a local attacker can open (but not read) local files 
as user root. This might create unwanted actions with special files like 
/dev/watchdog.


For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version
1:2.0.1-3+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxfont packages.

For the detailed security status of libxfont please refer to
its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libxfont

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS