Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201677 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1001247.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
5077952, 5105762, 5082323
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
Security vulnerabilities in the X Pixmap library (libXpm) may allow a remote unprivileged user the ability to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user when that local user has loaded a X Pixmap (Xpm) format image file supplied by an untrusted user.
Note: The X Pixmap library (libXpm) is used to manipulate and display small images in X windowing systems.
These issues are described in the following documents:
These issues can occur in the following releases:
Note: Solaris 8 and earlier versions of Solaris are not affected by the described issues.
These issues only occur on JDS Linux systems with libXpm versions XFree86-libs-4.3.0-123 or earlier.
To determine the release of JDS for Linux installed on a system, the following command can be run:
% cat /etc/sun-release Sun Java Desktop System, Release 2 -build 10b (GA) Assembled 30 March 2004
To determine the version of libXpm, the following command can be run:
% rpm -qf /usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4.11 XFree86-libs-4.3.0-123
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issues have been exploited.
There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
To download and install the updated RPMs from the update servers select the following from the launch bar:
Launch >> Applications >> System Tools >> Online Update
For more information on obtaining updates see:
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