RHEL 2.1 : WindowMaker (RHSA-2003:009)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated packages are available to fix a vulnerability in Window Maker.

[Updated 06 Feb 2003] Fixed packages for Advanced Workstation 2.1 have
been added.

[Updated 31 Mar 2003] New erratum packages are available to fix a bug
in the original security patch.

[Updated 18 Jun 2003] The last update did not include the Advanced
Workstation 2.1 packages, these have now been added back.

Window Maker is an X11 window manager that emulates the look and feel
of the NeXTSTEP graphical user interface.

Al Viro found a buffer overflow in Window Maker 0.80.0 and earlier
which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code through a
certain image file that is not properly handled when Window Maker uses
width and height information to allocate a buffer. A user can exploit
this vulnerability, for example, by opening a malicious theme.

Users of Window Maker are advised to upgrade to these updated packages
which contain a patch to correct this vulnerability.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-1277.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-009.html

Solution :

Update the affected WindowMaker and / or WindowMaker-libs packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12350 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1277