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Ubuntu: USN-3442-1 (CVE-2017-13720): libXfont vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3442-1 (CVE-2017-13720): libXfont vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
10/10/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/10/2017
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

In the PatternMatch function in fontfile/fontdir.c in libXfont through 1.5.2 and 2.x before 2.0.2, an attacker with access to an X connection can cause a buffer over-read during pattern matching of fonts, leading to information disclosure or a crash (denial of service). This occurs because '\0' characters are incorrectly skipped in situations involving ? characters.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libxfont1
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libxfont2

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