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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-06 ] LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libX Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm (GLSA 200502-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 06, 2005
Bug(s): #78483
ID: 200502-06

Synopsis

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

Background

LessTif is a clone of OSF/Motif, which is a standard user interface toolkit available on Unix and Linux.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/lesstif
Vulnerable: < 0.94.0
Unaffected: >= 0.94.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


References

CAN-2004-0914
LessTif Release Notes


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