OpenMotif: Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200502-07 / openmotif
||February 07, 2005
||February 25, 2005: 03
All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libXpm, which is included
in OpenMotif, that can potentially lead to remote code execution.
OpenMotif provides a free version of the Motif toolkit for open source
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.
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.