openmotif security update

ID CESA-2005:412-01
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-05-12T23:58:58


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:412-01

OpenMotif provides libraries which implement the Motif industry standard graphical user interface.

An integer overflow flaw was found in libXpm, which is used to decode XPM (X PixMap) images. A vulnerable version of this library was found within OpenMotif. An attacker could create a carefully crafted XPM file which would cause an application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2005-0605 to this issue.

Users of OpenMotif are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contains a backported security patch to the embedded libXpm library.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: openmotif openmotif-devel

Upstream details at: