Updated XFree86 packages that fix security issues are now available.
XFree86 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed upon.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386
3. Problem description:
An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm, which is used by some applications for loading of XPM images. An attacker could create a malicious XPM file that would execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim using an application linked to the vulnerable library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0605 to this issue.
Several integer overflow bugs were found in the way XFree86 parses pixmap images. It is possible for a user to gain elevated privileges by loading a specially crafted pixmap image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2495 to this issue.
Users of XFree86 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:
or to use apt:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.