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Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:20:39 +0100
From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 2838-1] libxfont security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2838-1                                 Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 07, 2014             
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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
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