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[GLSA-200502-06] LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-06
(LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm)


Multiple vulnerabilities, including buffer overflows, out of
bounds memory access and directory traversals, have been discovered in
libXpm, which is shipped as a part of the X Window System. LessTif, an
application that includes libXpm, suffers from the same issues.

Impact

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications making use
of the LessTif toolkit, potentially permiting the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0914
http://www.lesstif.org/ReleaseNotes.html


Solution:
All LessTif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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