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Security update for XFree86 Libraries


(Last modified: 16SEP2004)

solutions Security update for XFree86 Libraries SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ed9788410744ec97483978da5304464c)

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
Patch: patch-9367
Release: 20040916
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using graphical user interfaces should update.



Problem description

Chris Evans reported three vulnerabilities in libXpm which can be exploited remotely by providing malformed XPM image files. The function xpmParseColors() is vulnerable to an integer overflow and a stack-based buffer overflow. The functions ParseAndPutPixels() as well as ParsePixels() is vulnerable stack-based buffer overflow too.
Additionally Matthieu Herrb found two one-byte buffer overflows.


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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