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FreeBSD: VID-08A125F3-E35A-11E7-A293-54E1AD3D6335 (CVE-2017-16611): libXfont -- permission bypass when opening files through symlinks

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FreeBSD: VID-08A125F3-E35A-11E7-A293-54E1AD3D6335 (CVE-2017-16611): libXfont -- permission bypass when opening files through symlinks

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
11/25/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/20/2017
Modified
02/22/2022

Description

In libXfont before 1.5.4 and libXfont2 before 2.0.3, a local attacker can open (but not read) files on the system as root, triggering tape rewinds, watchdogs, or similar mechanisms that can be triggered by opening files.

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-package-libxfont
  • freebsd-upgrade-package-libxfont2

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