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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-0209

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) FontFileAddEntry and (2) lexAlias functions in X.Org libXfont before 1.4.8 and 1.4.9x before might allow local users to gain privileges by adding a directory with a large fonts.dir or fonts.alias file to the font path, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, related to metadata.
Publish Date : 2014-05-15 Last Update Date : 2018-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowGain privileges
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2927-1 libxfont - security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24874 unix
ELSA-2014-1870 -- libXfont security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28393 unix
ELSA-2014-1893 -- libXfont security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28414 unix
RHSA-2014:1870 -- libXfont security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28435 unix
RHSA-2014:1870: libXfont security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141870 unix
RHSA-2014:1893 -- libXfont security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27716 unix
RHSA-2014:1893: libXfont security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141893 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0774-1 -- Security update for xorg-x11-libs oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25303 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0881-1 -- Security update for xorg-x11-libs oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25958 unix
USN-2211-1 -- libxfont vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24797 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2014-0209

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 - LTS Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 - LTS Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 13.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application X Libxfont 1.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application X Libxfont 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application X Libxfont 1.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application X Libxfont 1.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application X Libxfont 1.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application X Libxfont 1.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application X Libxfont 1.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application X Libxfont 1.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application X Libxfont 1.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application X Libxfont 1.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application X Libxfont 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application X Libxfont 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application X Libxfont 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application X Libxfont 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application X Libxfont 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application X Libxfont 1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application X Libxfont 1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application X Libxfont 1.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application X Libxfont 1.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application X Libxfont 1.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application X Libxfont 1.4.99 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 5
X Libxfont 21

- References For CVE-2014-0209
BID 67382 X.Org libXfont Multiple Integer Overflow and Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2015-05-30
BUGTRAQ 20141205 NEW: VMSA-2014-0012 - VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:0711
MLIST [xorg-announce] 20140513 [ANNOUNCE] X.Org Security Advisory: Multiple issues in libXfont
FULLDISC 20141205 NEW: VMSA-2014-0012 - VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-0209

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