RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : openmotif (RHSA-2005:412)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openmotif packages that fix a flaw in the Xpm image library
are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

OpenMotif provides libraries which implement the Motif industry
standard graphical user interface.

An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm, which is used to decode
XPM (X PixMap) images. A vulnerable version of this library was found
within OpenMotif. 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 name CVE-2005-0605
to this issue.

Users of OpenMotif are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contains a backported security patch to the embedded libXpm
library.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0605.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-412.html

Solution :

Update the affected openmotif, openmotif-devel and / or openmotif21
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: 18253 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605