Original released date : 17 Feb 2004
Last revised : 17 Feb 2004
Package : XFree86
Summary : Font file buffer overlows
More information :
XFree86 is an implementation of the X Window System, providing the core
graphical user interface and video drivers.
Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities were found in XFree86's parsing of the font.alias file.
Additional vulnerabilities were found, also in the reading of font files.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a carefully-crafted file
and gaining root privileges.