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OpenMotif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200502-07 / openmotif
Release Date February 07, 2005
Latest Revision February 25, 2005: 03
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
x11-libs/openmotif < 2.2.3-r1 >= 2.2.3-r1, revision >= 2.1.30-r7 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #78111


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenMotif users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# 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.

4.  References


Page updated February 07, 2005

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