Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : WindowMaker (MDKSA-2001:074)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13889
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.