Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : WindowMaker (MDKSA-2002:085)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13983


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


Al Viro discovered a vulnerability in the WindowMaker window manager.
A function used to load images, for example when configuring a new background image or previewing themes, contains a buffer overflow. The function calculates the amount of memory necessary to load the image by doing some multiplication but does not check the results of this multiplication, which may not fit into the destination variable, resulting in a buffer overflow when the image is loaded.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13983

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:WindowMaker, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:WindowMaker-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:WindowMaker-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwraster2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwraster2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libwraster2-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1277

MDKSA: 2002:085