RHSA-2005:473 - Security Advisory
lesstif security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated lesstif packages that fix flaws in the Xpm library are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having Moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
LessTif provides libraries which implement the Motif industry standard
graphical user interface.
An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm; a vulnerable version of this
library is found within LessTif. An attacker could create a malicious XPM
file that would execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim using an
application linked to LessTif. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0605 to this issue.
Users of LessTif should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on 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 - 151639 - CAN-2005-0605 libxpm issue
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2