CVE-2017-16611

Published: 28 November 2017

In libXfont before 1.5.4 and libXfont2 before 2.0.3, a local attacker can open (but not read) files on the system as root, triggering tape rewinds, watchdogs, or similar mechanisms that can be triggered by opening files.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
libxfont
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.5.4,2.0.3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1:2.0.1-4ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1:1.5.1-1ubuntu0.16.04.4)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (1:1.4.7-1ubuntu0.4)
Patches:
Upstream: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libXfont/commit/?id=7b377456f95d2ec3ead40f4fb74ea620191f88c8 (2.0)
Upstream: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libXfont/commit/?h=libXfont-1.5-branch&id=5ed8ac0e4f063825b8ecda48e9a111d3ce92e825 (1.5)
libxfont1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.5.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1:1.5.2-4ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

libxfont2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.0.3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1:2.0.1-3~ubuntu16.04.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist