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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201711-08 ] LibXfont, LibXfont2: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:05:35
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201711-08
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: LibXfont, LibXfont2: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: November 11, 2017
     Bugs: #634044
       ID: 201711-08

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in LibXfont and Libxfont2, the
worst of which could allow attackers to cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
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X.Org Xfont library 

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  x11-libs/libXfont2           < 2.0.2                    >= 2.0.2 
  2  x11-libs/libXfont            < 1.5.3                    >= 1.5.3 
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     2 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in LibXfont and
LibXfont2. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact
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Local attackers could obtain sensitive information or possibly cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LibXfont2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont2-2.0.2"

All LibXfont users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libXfont-1.5.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-13720
      https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-13720
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-13722
      https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-13722

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201711-08

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