Bug 134631 - CAN-2004-0687 libxpm flaws affect OpenMotif (CAN-2004-0688, CAN-2004-0914)
Summary: CAN-2004-0687 libxpm flaws affect OpenMotif (CAN-2004-0688, CAN-2004-0914)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openmotif
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20041117
Depends On:
Blocks: CVE-2004-0687 CVE-2004-0688 CVE-2004-0914
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Reported: 2004-10-05 09:05 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2008-01-28 16:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-12-02 11:45:41 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2004:537 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: openmotif security update 2004-12-02 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2004-10-05 09:05:42 UTC
During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered several stack
overflow flaws and an integer overflow flaw in the libXpm library used
to decode XPM (X PixMap) images. A vulnerable version of this library
was found within OpenMotif. An attacker could create a carefully crafted
XPM file which would cause an application to crash or potentially
execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim.  The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
names CAN-2004-0687 and CAN-2004-0688 to these issues.

Thomas Woerner discovered that OpenMotif had embedded an old libxpm
library that is vulnerable to these issues.  

        CAN-2004-0687/8 Affects: 2.1AS 2.1ES 2.1WS 2.1AW
        CAN-2004-0687/8 Affects: 3AS 3WS 3ES 3Desktop
        CAN-2004-0687/8 Affects: FC2

Updated packages are in creation that correct these issues - for
future distributions openmotif will be modified to use the system libxpm.

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2004-11-19 10:34:30 UTC
In addition, extra issues were discovered and assigned CAN-2004-0914
which became public on Nov17.

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2004-12-02 11:45:41 UTC

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