Buffer Overflow in Solaris X Window Font Service

By Thomas McGuire on November 27, 2002, 12:12 PM
Systems Affected:
Sun Microsystems Solaris 2.5.1 (Sparc/Intel)
Sun Microsystems Solaris 2.6 (Sparc/Intel)
Sun Microsystems Solaris 7 (Sparc/Intel)
Sun Microsystems Solaris 8 (Sparc/Intel)
Sun Microsystems Solaris 9 (Sparc)

Overview:
The Solaris X Window Font Service (XFS) daemon (fs.auto) contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.

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