GLSA 200503-08: OpenMotif, LessTif
Posted on: 03/04/2005 10:58 AM

OpenMotif, LessTif security updates are available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenMotif, LessTif: New libXpm buffer overflows
Date: March 04, 2005
Bugs: #83655, #83656
ID: 200503-08

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Synopsis
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A new vulnerability has been discovered in libXpm, which is included in OpenMotif and LessTif, that can potentially lead to remote code execution.

Background
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LessTif is a clone of OSF/Motif, which is a standard user interface toolkit available on Unix and Linux. OpenMotif also 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 lt; 2.2.3-r3 gt;= 2.2.3-r3
*gt;= 2.1.30-r9
2 x11-libs/lesstif lt; 0.94.0-r2 gt;= 0.94.0-r2
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Chris Gilbert discovered potentially exploitable buffer overflow cases in libXpm that weren't fixed in previous libXpm security advisories.

Impact
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A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications making use of the OpenMotif or LessTif toolkits, 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 an unaffected version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-libs/openmotif

All LessTif users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0605
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0605

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-200503-08.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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