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VPR Score: 5.5
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-16 (OpenMotif, AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries: Buffer overflows in libUil library)
xfocus discovered two potential buffer overflows in the libUil library, in the diag_issue_diagnostic and open_source_file functions.
Remotely-accessible or SUID applications making use of the affected functions might be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll OpenMotif users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --unmerge --verbose x11-libs/openmotif # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/openmotif All AMD64 x86 emulation X libraries users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-xlibs