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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:01 +0200
Subject: [ MDVSA-2015:145-1 ] libxfont

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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                       MDVSA-2015:145-1

 Package : libxfont
 Date    : March 30, 2015
 Affected: Business Server 1.0

 Problem Description:

 Updated libxfont packages fix security vulnerabilities:
 Ilja van Sprundel discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled font
 metadata file parsing. A local attacker could use this issue to cause
 libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code in order to
 gain privileges (CVE-2014-0209).
 Ilja van Sprundel discovered that libXfont incorrectly handled X Font
 Server replies. A malicious font server could return specially-crafted
 data that could cause libXfont to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
 code (CVE-2014-0210, CVE-2014-0211).
 The bdf parser reads a count for the number of properties defined
 in a font from the font file, and allocates arrays with entries for
 each property based on that count.  It never checked to see if that
 count was negative, or large enough to overflow when multiplied by
 the size of the structures being allocated, and could thus allocate
 the wrong buffer size, leading to out of bounds writes (CVE-2015-1802).
 If the bdf parser failed to parse the data for the bitmap for any
 character, it would proceed with an invalid pointer to the bitmap
 data and later crash when trying to read the bitmap from that pointer
 The bdf parser read metrics values as 32-bit integers, but stored them
 into 16-bit integers.  Overflows could occur in various operations
 leading to out-of-bounds memory access (CVE-2015-1804).


 Packages for Mandriva Business Server 1 are now being provided.


 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 d2c275699149c2afae7b517dbe555ea7  mbs1/x86_64/lib64xfont1-1.4.5-2.3.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 1ebf0a5cc41bec2bde12a377f2b6ac41  mbs1/x86_64/lib64xfont1-devel-1.4.5-2.3.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 ac4432d86d5295a45887f8d8562ff84d  mbs1/x86_64/lib64xfont1-static-devel-1.4.5-2.3.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 8bf1820116cfdb93bd322c31d19b7afd  mbs1/SRPMS/libxfont-1.4.5-2.3.mbs1.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
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