Important CentOS libXfont Update


libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.i386.rpm, libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.src.rpm, libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.x86_64.rpm, libXfont-1.4.5-3.el6_5.i686.rpm, libXfont-1.4.5-3.el6_5.src.rpm, libXfont-1.4.5-3.el6_5.x86_64.rpm, libXfont-devel-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.i386.rpm, libXfont-devel-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.x86_64.rpm, libXfont-devel-1.4.5-3.el6_5.i686.rpm, libXfont-devel-1.4.5-3.el6_5.x86_64.rpm,,
2018-01-18 11:06
2017-07-27 19:06
2017-04-01 19:07
2017-01-05 20:11


Updated libXfont packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The libXfont packages provide the X.Org libXfont runtime library. X.Org is
an open source implementation of the X Window System.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the libXfont
library parsed Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious,
local user could exploit this issue to potentially execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the X.Org server. (CVE-2013-6462)

Users of libXfont should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running X.Org server
instances must be restarted for the update to take effect.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 libXfont libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.i386.rpm
libXfont libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.src.rpm
libXfont libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
libXfont-devel libXfont-devel-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.i386.rpm
libXfont-devel libXfont-devel-1.2.2-1.0.5.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
6 libXfont libXfont-1.4.5-3.el6_5.i686.rpm
libXfont libXfont-1.4.5-3.el6_5.src.rpm
libXfont libXfont-1.4.5-3.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
libXfont-devel libXfont-devel-1.4.5-3.el6_5.i686.rpm
libXfont-devel libXfont-devel-1.4.5-3.el6_5.x86_64.rpm