LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200502-06 / lesstif
||February 06, 2005
||February 06, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXpm, which is included
in LessTif, that can potentially lead to remote code execution.
LessTif is a clone of OSF/Motif, which is a standard user
interface toolkit available on Unix and Linux.
Multiple vulnerabilities, including buffer overflows, out of
bounds memory access and directory traversals, have been discovered in
libXpm, which is shipped as a part of the X Window System. LessTif, an
application that includes libXpm, suffers from the same issues.
A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications making use
of the LessTif toolkit, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All LessTif users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/lesstif-0.94.0"