This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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 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.
See also :
Update the affected netpbm, netpbm-devel and / or netpbm-progs
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19488 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2471