RHEL 2.1 : lesstif (RHSA-2005:473)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated lesstif packages that fix flaws in the Xpm library are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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

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

An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm
a vulnerable version of
this library is found within LessTif. An attacker could create a
malicious XPM file that would execute arbitrary code if opened by a
victim using an application linked to LessTif. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-0605 to this issue.

Users of LessTif should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0605.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-473.html

Solution :

Update the affected lesstif and / or lesstif-devel 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: 18390 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605