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Debian Security Advisory 2838-1

Debian Security Advisory 2838-1
Posted Jan 8, 2014
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2838-1 - It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the processing of Glyph Bitmap Distribution fonts (BDF) could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2013-6462
MD5 | ca4bedc3fcecb220c6defb047df56e05

Debian Security Advisory 2838-1

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2838-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 07, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libxfont
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-6462

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in the processing of Glyph
Bitmap Distribution fonts (BDF) could result in the execution of
arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.4.1-4.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.4.5-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.4.7-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libxfont packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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