RHSA-2004:610 - Security Advisory
XFree86 security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated XFree86 packages that fix several security flaws in libXpm are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
XFree86 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It
provides the basic low level functionality which full fledged graphical
user interfaces (GUIs), such as GNOME and KDE are designed upon.
Several integer overflow flaws in the X.Org libXpm library used to decode
XPM (X PixMap) images have been found and addressed. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted XP 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 name CAN-2004-0914 to this issue.
Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain
backported security patches and other bug fixes.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 136164 - CAN-2004-0914 libXpm integer overflows
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2