CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2004-02-08


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in ReadFontAlias from dirfile.c of XFree86 4.1.0 through 4.3.0 allows local users and remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a font alias file (font.alias) with a long token, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0084 and CVE-2004-0106.

Find out more about CVE-2004-0083 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (XFree86) RHSA-2004:060 February 13, 2004
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (XFree86) RHSA-2004:061 February 13, 2004
Red Hat Linux 9 (XFree86) RHSA-2004:059 February 13, 2004

External References


Red Hat would like to thank David Dawes from XFree86 and iDefense for reporting and working on this issue.

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