wmaker -- buffer overflow

ID DSA-190
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2002-11-07T00:00:00


Al Viro found a problem in the image handling code use in Window Maker, a popular NEXTSTEP like window manager. When creating an image it would allocate a buffer by multiplying the image width and height, but did not check for an overflow. This makes it possible to overflow the buffer. This could be exploited by using specially crafted image files (for example when previewing themes).

This problem has been fixed in version 0.80.0-4.1 for the current stable distribution (woody). Packages for the mipsel architecture are not yet available.