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RHSA-2005:743: netpbm security update

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RHSA-2005:743: netpbm security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/05/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

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. An attacker 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 CAN-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(s)

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

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