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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13889


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13889

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-074.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:WindowMaker, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:WindowMaker-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwraster2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwraster2-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1027

MDKSA: 2001:074