Window Maker image file buffer overflow

window-maker-image-bo (10560) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Window Maker is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of image files. By sending a specially-crafted image to a vulnerable system, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and execute code on the system.


Gain Access


For Debian GNU/Linux:
Upgrade to the latest wmaker package, as listed below. Refer to DSA-190-1 for more information. See References.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody): 0.80.0-4.1 or later

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest WindowMaker package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2002:548 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 6.0: 0.62.1-13U60_2cl or later
Conectiva Linux 7.0: 0.65.1-2U70_2cl or later
Conectiva Linux 8.0: 0.80.0-3U80_1cl or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest WindowMaker package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2002:085 : WindowMaker for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 7.2: 0.62.1-18.2mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 8.0: 0.64.0-8.2mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 8.1: 0.65.1-4.1mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 8.2: 0.80.0-5.1mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.0: 0.80.1-2.1mdk or later

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest Window Maker package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2003:043-14 for more information. See References.

Red Hat 6.2: 0.61.1-2.3 or later
Red Hat 7.0 and 7.1: 0.64.0-2.3 or later
Red Hat 7.2: 0.65.1-4.2 or later
Red Hat 7.3: 0.80.0-9.3 or later
Red Hat 8.0: 0.80.1-5 or later

For Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1AS:
Upgrade to the latest Window Maker package (0.65.1-4.1 or later), as listed in RHSA-2003:009-03. See References.

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in SGI Security Advisory 20031002-01-U. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


Platforms Affected:

  • Alfredo Kojima Window Maker
  • Conectiva Linux 6.0
  • Conectiva Linux 7.0
  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 7.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.1 IA64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Linux 6.2
  • RedHat Linux 7
  • RedHat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.1 for iSeries
  • RedHat Linux 7.1 for pSeries
  • RedHat Linux 7.2
  • RedHat Linux 7.3
  • RedHat Linux 8.0
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SGI IRIX 2.2.1
  • SGI IRIX 2.3
  • Sun Linux 5.0


Nov 07, 2002

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