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libXfont -- Stack buffer overflow in parsing of BDF font files in libXfont

Description:

freedesktop.org reports:

A BDF font file containing a longer than expected string can cause a buffer overflow on the stack. Testing in X servers built with Stack Protector restulted in an immediate crash when reading a user-proveded specially crafted font.

As libXfont is used to read user-specified font files in all X servers distributed by X.Org, including the Xorg server which is often run with root privileges or as setuid-root in order to access hardware, this bug may lead to an unprivileged user acquiring root privileges in some systems.

References:

Affects:

portaudit: libXfont -- Stack buffer overflow in parsing of BDF font files in libXfont

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Oliver Eikemeier <eik@FreeBSD.org>