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Security update for xshared


(Last modified: 05APR2005)

solutions Security update for xshared SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (36132eb8edc63ec4babd0883f41c5624)

Applies to

Package: xshared
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9987
Release: 20050405
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using GUI applications should update.



Problem description

This update fixes a buffer overflow in some for loops that can be triggered
while processing XPM image file data. This bug might be exploitable from
remote to execute arbitrary code. (CAN-2005-0605)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xshared.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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