OpenMotif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm — GLSA 200502-07

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

Affected Packages

x11-libs/openmotif on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.3-r1, revision >= 2.1.30-r7

Background

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

Description

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

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenMotif users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

Note: You should run 'revdep-rebuild' to ensure that all applications linked to OpenMotif are properly rebuilt.

References

Release Date
February 07, 2005

Latest Revision
February 25, 2005: 03

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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