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CVE-2017-16611

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Overview

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.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201801-10
Posted Jan 9, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201801-10 - A vulnerability has been found in LibXfont and LibXfont2 which may allow for arbitrary file access. Versions less than 1.5.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-16611
MD5 | 45825f2f21534fee2d8e4a23924f3c39
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3500-1
Posted Nov 29, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3500-1 - It was discovered that libXfont incorrectly followed symlinks when opening font files. A local unprivileged user could use this issue to cause the X server to access arbitrary files, including special device files.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-16611
MD5 | 2b2de1eb031ae49f268ff9aee4ea6ea6
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