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Security update for XFree86-libs


(Last modified: 12NOV2004)

solutions Security update for XFree86-libs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5fc836c604fb00d163180bddb1be43c2)

Applies to

Package: XFree86-libs
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9475
Release: 20041112
Obsoletes: none


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.


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 XFree86-libs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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