GLSA-200502-06 : LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16443


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-06 (LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm)

Multiple vulnerabilities, including buffer overflows, out of bounds memory access and directory traversals, have been discovered in libXpm, which is shipped as a part of the X Window System. LessTif, an application that includes libXpm, suffers from the same issues.
Impact :

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications making use of the LessTif toolkit, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All LessTif users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16443

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:lesstif, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0914

OSVDB: 11988, 11989, 11990, 11991

GLSA: 200502-06