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Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200512-16] OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200512-16] OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-16
(OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library)


xfocus discovered two potential buffer overflows in the libUil
library, in the diag_issue_diagnostic and open_source_file functions.

Impact

Remotely-accessible or SUID applications making use of the
affected functions might be exploited to execute 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-2005-3964
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2005-12/0047.html


Solution:
All OpenMotif users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/openmotif
All AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries users should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-xlibs


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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