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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for libXfont (ALAS-2014-282) (CVE-2013-6462)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for libXfont (ALAS-2014-282) (CVE-2013-6462)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/09/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/28/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the bdfReadCharacters function in bitmap/bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont 1.1 through 1.4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string in a character name in a BDF font file.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxfont
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxfont-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxfont-devel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxfont
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxfont-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxfont-devel

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