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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Window Maker Vendors:   Windowmaker.org
Window Maker Format String Flaw Has Unspecified Impact
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011918
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011918
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 25 2004
Impact:   Not specified
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.90
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Window Maker. The impact was not specified.

The vendor reported that a user can use format string specifiers in a font specification in WMGLOBAL to trigger possible security vulnerability. No further details were provided.

[Editor's note: It is not clear if this is a format string vulnerabilty. We have asked the vendor for clarification.]

Impact:   The impact was not specified.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.90), available at:

http://windowmaker.org/
ftp://windowmaker.org/pub/source/release/WindowMaker-0.90.0.tar.gz
ftp://windowmaker.org/pub/source/release/WindowMaker-0.90.0.tar.bz2

Vendor URL:  www.windowmaker.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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