Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : WindowMaker (MDKSA-2001:074)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A buffer overflow exists in the WindowMaker window manager's window
title handling code, as discovered by Alban Hertroys. Many programs,
such as web browsers, set the window title to something obtained from
the network, such as the title of the currently-viewed web page. As
such, this buffer overflow could be exploited remotely. WindowMaker
versions above and including 0.65.1 are fixed upstream; these packages
have been patched to correct the problem.

See also :

http://www.windowmaker.org/src/ChangeLog

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13889 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-074.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1027

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