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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-16611: LibXfont, LibXfont2: Arbitrary file access

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-16611: LibXfont, LibXfont2: Arbitrary file access

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
12/01/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/09/2018
Modified
01/09/2018

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)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-x11-libs-libxfont
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-x11-libs-libxfont2

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