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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN210-1 : 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 :

A buffer overflow was found in the "pnmtopng" conversion program. By
tricking an user (or automated system) to process a specially crafted
PNM image with pnmtopng, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running pnmtopng.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libnetpbm10-10.0-8ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libnetpbm10-dev-10.0-8ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libnetpbm9-10.0-8ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- libnetpbm9-dev-10.0-8ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- netpbm-10.0-8ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



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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