GLSA 200502-07: OpenMotif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libX
Posted on: 02/07/2005 03:06 PM

An OpenMotif security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenMotif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm
Date: February 07, 2005
Bugs: #78111
ID: 200502-07

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXpm, which is included in OpenMotif, that can potentially lead to remote code execution.

Background
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OpenMotif provides a free version of the Motif toolkit for open source applications.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-libs/openmotif < 2.2.3 >= 2.2.3

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows, out of bounds memory access or directory traversals, have been discovered in libXpm that is shipped as a part of the X Window System (see GLSA 200409-34 and 200411-28). OpenMotif, an application that includes this library, suffers from the same issues.

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenMotif users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/openmotif-2.2.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0687
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0687
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0688
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0688
[ 3 ] CAN-2004-0914
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0914
[ 4 ] GLSA 200409-34
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-34.xml
[ 5 ] GLSA 200411-28
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-28.xml

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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