GLSA-200512-16 : OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library

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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-200512-16
(OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library)

xfocus discovered two potential buffer overflows in the libUil library,
in the diag_issue_diagnostic and open_source_file functions.

Impact :

Remotely-accessible or SUID applications making use of the affected
functions might be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7409d64c
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200512-16.xml

Solution :

All OpenMotif users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --unmerge --verbose x11-libs/openmotif
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/openmotif
All AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-xlibs

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: 20357 (gentoo_GLSA-200512-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3964