GLSA-200503-08 : OpenMotif, LessTif: New libXpm buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-08
(OpenMotif, LessTif: New libXpm buffer overflows)

Chris Gilbert discovered potentially exploitable buffer overflow
cases in libXpm that weren't fixed in previous libXpm security
advisories.

Impact :

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications making use
of the OpenMotif or LessTif toolkits, 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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-08.xml

Solution :

All OpenMotif users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/openmotif
All LessTif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0-r2'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17274 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605