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Security update for xshared

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(Last modified: 12NOV2004)


solutions Security update for xshared SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4f0e8a935331771d82d672529137b021)

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-9474
Release: 20041112
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using GUI applications should update.

Problem description

A source-code review done by the SuSE Security-Team revealed
several security problems in libXpm. The bugs are scattered
across the whole code and include endless loops, buffer overruns,
buffer underruns, code execution via shell meta-chars, path traversal,
memory leaks, and integer overflows. These bugs may be used by an
attacker to compromise your system through client applications that
use libXpm to process data from untrusted sources.

Solution

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 -Fhv xshared.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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