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[GLSA-200510-18] Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-18
(Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng)


RedHat reported that pnmtopng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious PNM file and entice a user to
run pnmtopng on it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running pnmtopng.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2978


Solution:
All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/netpbm-10.29"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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