RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : openmotif (RHSA-2006:0272)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openmotif packages that fix a security issue 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.

A number of buffer overflow flaws were discovered in OpenMotif's
libUil library. It is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary
code as a victim who has been tricked into executing a program linked
against OpenMotif, which then loads a malicious User Interface
Language (UIL) file. (CVE-2005-3964)

Users of OpenMotif are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain a backported security patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3964.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0272.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: 21181 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3964