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Gentoo alert 200502-06 (lesstif)

From:  Thierry Carrez <koon@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200502-06 ] LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm
Date:  Sun, 06 Feb 2005 22:10:39 +0100
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-06 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm Date: February 06, 2005 Bugs: #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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-libs/lesstif < 0.94.0 >= 0.94.0 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: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0" References ========== [ 1 ] CAN-2004-0914 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-200... [ 2 ] LessTif Release Notes http://www.lesstif.org/ReleaseNotes.html Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-06.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 ======= 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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