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Ubuntu: USN-3500-1 (CVE-2017-16611): libXfont vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3500-1 (CVE-2017-16611): libXfont vulnerability

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/29/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/29/2017
Modified
03/02/2020

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)

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

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