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LessTif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200502-06 / lesstif
Release Date February 06, 2005
Latest Revision February 06, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
x11-libs/lesstif < 0.94.0 >= 0.94.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #78483


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

2.  Impact Information


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.

3.  Resolution Information


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"

4.  References


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