Debian: 'wmaker' buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date12 Aug 2001
    CategoryDebian
    2215
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The code that handles titles in the window list menu didnot check the length of the title when copying it to a buffer.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-074-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    August 12, 2001
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    Package        : wmaker
    Problem type   : buffer overflow
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Alban Hertroys found a buffer overflow in Window Maker (a popular window
    manager for X). The code that handles titles in the window list menu did
    not check the length of the title when copying it to a buffer. Since
    applications will set the title using untrusted data (for example web
    browsers will set the title of their window to the title of the web-page
    being shown) this could be exploited remotely.
    
    This has been fixed in version 0.61.1-4.1 of the Debian package, and
    upstream version 0.65.1.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 3038244891749b522ffafdd5a47c7f49
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 3c0779b1145facb7b747cc1229763f88
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/wmaker_0.61.1.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: ed92ef5b52dbde235e6b9fcf1ff2a29a
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/libdockapp-dev_0.61.1-4.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: bc9933a05f8cdb4b56c0333218445895
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/libwings-dev_0.61.1-4.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: e17eeb375f21fd4328ee936c39d717eb
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/libwmaker0-dev_0.61.1-4.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 3c0f585d2b91c3f8c53ca13a54f4c2aa
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/libwraster1-dev_0.61.1-4.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: a642754abddce4c6783c412c1dcdeead
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/libwraster1_0.61.1-4.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9b49e0e76a89364fb38ed39d8f92a35f
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 32d409ca1f97ffcfd5f0149ac582f286
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/libdockapp-dev_0.61.1-4.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: f58911ef570c42a457328e6f3a454dab
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/libwings-dev_0.61.1-4.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: aee517ccfdc8a7a82acfd6afb8f49be7
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/libwmaker0-dev_0.61.1-4.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 68d9d6b1bf5431ecf76786dffae9271c
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/libwraster1-dev_0.61.1-4.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: fc1b5ad7299c420410a3a5c7dc709df9
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/libwraster1_0.61.1-4.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: be6e2bdf5668f4c6f1bd6576a7343d3e
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: a5eb7a8ad9ec708e97758564e328bcc2
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/libdockapp-dev_0.61.1-4.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: c0a2fd1c43ad010b7e44a2d9b304080a
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/libwings-dev_0.61.1-4.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 57cc734cee2211a96b9a611844b2222f
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/libwmaker0-dev_0.61.1-4.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 8b206c90890d7cdeee4f3f793fb0ca9a
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/libwraster1-dev_0.61.1-4.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: ad998176696e919af113c59a959f301b
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/libwraster1_0.61.1-4.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 4736cd5c428c72325f1896a62e14d8c2
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: b1a4d4c2489582e5dce8ab62f76ba343
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/libdockapp-dev_0.61.1-4.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: c5b8847e5714564543bd0a8f1bc48194
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/libwings-dev_0.61.1-4.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 29de728ae7a3f74d24a76c2e66eefaf6
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/libwmaker0-dev_0.61.1-4.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 14b33fe41884d688783bef6eab8fd6f7
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/libwraster1-dev_0.61.1-4.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 543bd9e9650fddbb3f4dcc9a1c77574f
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/libwraster1_0.61.1-4.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 7b5ab0a6589686f401889facd1652384
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 96f089aeb1ff5f68f6f6351ab56e1a22
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libdockapp-dev_0.61.1-4.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: e5eb8f54476b6f7825b674f59c5178d6
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libwings-dev_0.61.1-4.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: b1d9301b8d940c56db3b109dbf90a919
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libwmaker0-dev_0.61.1-4.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: e838fc1523aded3b3579178aac1ac371
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libwraster1-dev_0.61.1-4.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 40439c0a37869a3af76cfe0ff67749cf
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/libwraster1_0.61.1-4.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 35e8e93bc4e2ccacfee57e9d34109365
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 5b897aa65e02da99a9fadab007b72b79
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/libdockapp-dev_0.61.1-4.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 67327e4837e615ecc11aaf299cd021d7
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/libwings-dev_0.61.1-4.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 6cb2dd71640f8dc7504aacd7d6aed008
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/libwmaker0-dev_0.61.1-4.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 02b5ddb9dbb345a2e51894a6b536b342
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/libwraster1-dev_0.61.1-4.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: f6dade2112ad2ed0e309db43718e65de
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/libwraster1_0.61.1-4.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 45980b7e4ad1eb2d4fa2402180750328
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/wmaker_0.61.1-4.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 40493ced3e5343deecc560e6c3c633a4
    
      These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
      revision.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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