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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200609-07
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  Severity: High
     Title: LibXfont, monolithic X.org: Multiple integer overflows
      Date: September 13, 2006
      Bugs: #145513
        ID: 200609-07

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Synopsis
=======
Some buffer overflows were discovered in the CID font parser,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with elevated
privileges.

Background
=========
libXfont is the X.Org Xfont library, some parts are based on the
FreeType code base.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-libs/libXfont       < 1.2.1                          >= 1.2.1
  2  x11-base/xorg-x11        < 7.0                             >= 7.0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
==========
Several integer overflows have been found in the CID font parser.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user
to load a malicious font file resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the X server which
typically is the root user. A local user could exploit this
vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.

Workaround
=========
Disable CID-encoded Type 1 fonts by removing the "type1" module and
replacing it with the "freetype" module in xorg.conf.

Resolution
=========
All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.1"

All monolithic X.org users are advised to migrate to modular X.org.

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-3739
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3739
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-3740
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3740

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200609-07

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-200609-07: LibXfont, monolithic X.org: Multiple integer overflows

Some buffer overflows were discovered in the CID font parser, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges

Summary

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-07 https://security.gentoo.org/ Severity: High Title: LibXfont, monolithic X.org: Multiple integer overflows Date: September 13, 2006 Bugs: #145513 ID: 200609-07

Synopsis ======= Some buffer overflows were discovered in the CID font parser, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Background ========= libXfont is the X.Org Xfont library, some parts are based on the FreeType code base.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-libs/libXfont < 1.2.1 >= 1.2.1 2 x11-base/xorg-x11 < 7.0 >= 7.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures. -------------------------------------------------------------------
========== Several integer overflows have been found in the CID font parser.
Impact ===== A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to load a malicious font file resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the X server which typically is the root user. A local user could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.
Workaround ========= Disable CID-encoded Type 1 fonts by removing the "type1" module and replacing it with the "freetype" module in xorg.conf.
Resolution ========= All libXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.2.1"
All monolithic X.org users are advised to migrate to modular X.org.
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2006-3739 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3739 [ 2 ] CVE-2006-3740 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3740
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200609-07
Concerns? ======== Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).
The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

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