Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2901-1 libxfont -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Jan 2022
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-16611.
- More information:
An issue has been found in libxfont, an X11 font rasterisation library. By creating symlinks, a local attacker can open (but not read) local files as user root. This might create unwanted actions with special files like /dev/watchdog.
For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.0.1-3+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your libxfont packages.
For the detailed security status of libxfont please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/libxfont
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS