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Security update for XFree86-libs


(Last modified: 05APR2005)

solutions Security update for XFree86-libs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (da039ce086e1ed3aac07762982d8569f)

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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-9988
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 XFree86-libs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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