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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement: windowmaker

Aug 14, 2001, 06:52 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 18:13:46 -0300
Subject: [CLA-2001:411] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - windowmaker
From: secure@conectiva.com.br

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : windowmaker
SUMMARY   : Remote buffer overflow
DATE      : 2001-08-13 18:11:00
ID        : CLA-2001:411
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.0, 4.0es, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, prg graficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

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DESCRIPTION
 Window Maker is a popular window manager.
 Robert Marshall reported a crash problem with Window Maker. Further
 investigation by Alban Hertroys showed this to be a buffer overflow
 in the window title handling code.
 Many applications, in particular web browsers, set the window title
 to something obtained from the network, such as the title of a
 webpage being viewed by an user. Thus this could be exploited
 remotely.
 The authors of Window Maker, with contributions from Alban Hertroys,
 released a new version (0.65.1) which addresses this vulnerability. A
 patch was made available for previous versions.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all Window Maker users upgrade their packages.
 Versions below 0.65.1 have been patched to correct this
 vulnerability.
 
 IMPORTANT: after applying the update, Window Maker has to be
 restarted if it was running during the upgrade. To do this, select
 "Restart" from the "Exit" menu.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1. http://www.windowmaker.org/src/ChangeLog


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.60.0-8U40_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/WindowMaker-0.60.0-8U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.60.0-8U40_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/WindowMaker-0.60.0-8U40_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/./4.1/i386/WindowMaker-0.60.0-10U41_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/./4.1/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.60.0-10U41_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.61.1-3U42_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/WindowMaker-0.61.1-3U42_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.61.1-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/WindowMaker-0.61.1-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.62.1-6U_51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/WindowMaker-0.62.1-6U_51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/WindowMaker-devel-0.62.1-6U_51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.62.1-13U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/WindowMaker-0.62.1-13U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/WindowMaker-devel-0.62.1-13U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.65.1-2U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/WindowMaker-0.65.1-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/WindowMaker-doc-0.65.1-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/WindowMaker-devel-static-0.65.1-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/WindowMaker-devel-0.65.1-2U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.61.1-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/WindowMaker-0.61.1-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/WindowMaker-0.61.1-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/WindowMaker-0.61.1-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en