Upstream information

CVE-2017-16611 at MITRE

Description

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Running

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 2.1 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1050459 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4
  • libXfont2-2 >= 2.0.3-1.19
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 GA libXfont2-2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15
  • libXfont-devel >= 1.5.4-1.17
  • libXfont1 >= 1.5.4-1.17
  • libXfont2-2 >= 2.0.3-1.17
  • libXfont2-devel >= 2.0.3-1.17
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA libXfont-devel
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA libXfont2-2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • libXfont2-2 >= 2.0.3-1.19
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 GA libXfont2-2
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • libXfont2-2 >= 2.0.3-lp150.1.3
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA libXfont2-2


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 xorg-x11-libs Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP2 libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP2 xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 xorg-x11-libs Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS libXfont Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS libXfont Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 xorg-x11-libs Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 for Raspberry PI libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 libXfont Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 xorg-x11-libs Affected