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An updated lesstif package that fixes flaws in the Xpm library is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
LessTif provides libraries which implement the Motif industry standard
graphical user interface.
During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered several stack
overflow flaws and an integer overflow flaw in the libXpm library used
to decode XPM (X PixMap) images. A vulnerable version of this library
was found within Lesstif. An attacker could create a carefully crafted
XPM file which would cause an application to crash or potentially
execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
names CVE-2004-0687,CVE-2004-0688, and CVE-2004-0914 to these issues.
Users of LessTif are advised to upgrade to this erratum package, which
contains backported security patches to the embedded libXpm library.
See also :
Update the affected lesstif and / or lesstif-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
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CVE ID: CVE-2004-0687CVE-2004-0688CVE-2004-0914
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