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RHSA-2005-743: netpbm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the netpbm packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated netpbm packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

The netpbm package contains a library of functions that support
programs for handling various graphics file formats, including .pbm
(portable bitmaps), .pgm (portable graymaps), .pnm (portable anymaps),
.ppm (portable pixmaps) and others.

A bug was found in the way netpbm converts PostScript files into PBM, PGM
or PPM files. A possible hacker could create a carefully crafted PostScript file
in such a way that it could execute arbitrary commands when the
file is processed by a victim using pstopnm. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2471 to this issue.

All users of netpbm should upgrade to the updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-743.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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