Window Maker Window Title Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

WindowMaker is a window manager for X11 systems. It is often run on end-user systems.

WindowMaker contains a buffer overflow that may be exploitable by remote attackers. The overflow condition is present when X11 applications are setting the titles of their windows.

This vulnerability can be exploited by X11 applications which can connect to the Xserver. Any arbitrary code that is executed will run with the privileges of the window manager. It will also execute on the system where it is running.


 

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