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RHSA-2004:031: netpbm security update

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RHSA-2004:031: netpbm security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/17/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated NetPBM packages are available that fix a number of temporary file vulnerabilities in the netpbm libraries.

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 number of temporary file bugs have been found in versions of NetPBM. These could make it possible for a local user to overwrite or create files as a different user who happens to run one of the the vulnerable utilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0924 to this issue. Users are advised to upgrade to the erratum packages, which contain patches from Debian that correct these bugs.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-netpbm
  • redhat-upgrade-netpbm-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-netpbm-progs

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