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

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

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605