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Security update for xshared

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(Last modified: 27JAN2005)


solutions Security update for xshared SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (794d01bfd0bfd8081baf48b7de6ae2eb)

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-9814
Release: 20050127
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using GUI applications should update.

Contraindications

None.

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. The
previous security update was to restrictive in checking directory path names.
This update resolves these problems.

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 -Fvh xshared.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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