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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: LOW
CVSS v3: 5.5
Component: libxfont
Publish Date: Dec 1, 2017
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: Medium
Modified Date: Dec 5, 2017

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