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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0006

Original release date: 01/18/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Buffer overflow in (1) X.Org Xserver before 1.4.1, and (2) the libfont and libXfont libraries on some platforms including Sun Solaris, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PCF font with a large difference between the last col and first col values in the PCF_BDF_ENCODINGS table.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT080083
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-05
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019232
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0831
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=428044
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0184
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3000
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2010
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: BID
Name: 27352
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0497
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [4.1] 20080208 012: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2008-001043
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:022
External Source: OPENBSD
Name: [4.2] 20080208 006: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2008
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:008
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0030
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:024
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/subscriptions/ijhifoeblist?mode=7&heading=AIX61&path=/200802/SECURITY/20080227/datafile112539&label=AIX%20X%20server%20multiple%20vulnerabilities
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10021
External Source: MLIST
Name: [xorg] 20080117 X.Org security advisory: multiple vulnerabilities in the X server
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: xorg-pcffont-bo(39767)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0179
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-077.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204362
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200801-09
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0029
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0703
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-571-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0794
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080130 rPSA-2008-0032-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0891
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 103192
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 201230
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0760
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#88935101
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:021
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-038.htm
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-07
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:003
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0064
External Source: BID
Name: 27336
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10021
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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