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Gentoo: OpenMotif Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXpm, which is included in OpenMotif, that can potentially lead to remote code execution.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200502-07
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenMotif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm
      Date: February 07, 2005
      Bugs: #78111
        ID: 200502-07

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXpm, which is
included in OpenMotif, that can potentially lead to remote code
execution.

Background
==========

OpenMotif provides a free version of the Motif toolkit for open source
applications.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-libs/openmotif       < 2.2.3                         >= 2.2.3

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows, out of bounds
memory access or directory traversals, have been discovered in libXpm
that is shipped as a part of the X Window System (see GLSA 200409-34
and 200411-28). OpenMotif, an application that includes this library,
suffers from the same issues.

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenMotif users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/openmotif-2.2.3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-0687
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0687
  [ 2 ] CAN-2004-0688
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0688
  [ 3 ] CAN-2004-0914
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0914
  [ 4 ] GLSA 200409-34
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-34.xml
  [ 5 ] GLSA 200411-28
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-28.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-07.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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