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USN164-1 : netpbm-free vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
netpbm-free vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libnetpbm10
- libnetpbm10-dev
- libnetpbm9
- libnetpbm9-dev
- netpbm


Description :

Max Vozeler discovered that the the "pstopnm" conversion tool did not
use the -dSAFER option when calling ghostscript. This option prohibits
file operations and calling commands within PostScript code. This flaw
could be exploited by a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code if he
tricked an user (or an automatic server) into processing a specially
crafted PostScript document with pstopnm.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libnetpbm10-10.0-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libnetpbm10-dev-10.0-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libnetpbm9-10.0-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libnetpbm9-dev-10.0-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- netpbm-10.0-8ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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