RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : openmotif (RHSA-2005:412)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18253


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated openmotif packages that fix a flaw in the Xpm image library are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

OpenMotif provides libraries which implement the Motif industry standard graphical user interface.

An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm, which is used to decode XPM (X PixMap) images. A vulnerable version of this library was found within OpenMotif. An attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM file which would cause an application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0605 to this issue.

Users of OpenMotif are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contains a backported security patch to the embedded libXpm library.


Update the affected openmotif, openmotif-devel and / or openmotif21 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18253

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-412.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/05/12

Modified: 2016/12/28

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:openmotif, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openmotif-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openmotif21, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0605

OSVDB: 14373

RHSA: 2005:412