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[GLSA-200503-08] OpenMotif, LessTif: New libXpm buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenMotif, LessTif: New libXpm buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-08
(OpenMotif, LessTif: New libXpm buffer overflows)


Chris Gilbert discovered potentially exploitable buffer overflow
cases in libXpm that weren't fixed in previous libXpm security
advisories.

Impact

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications making use
of the OpenMotif or LessTif toolkits, 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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0605


Solution:
All OpenMotif users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/openmotif
All LessTif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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