GLSA-200510-18 : Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-18
(Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng)

RedHat reported that pnmtopng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Impact :

An attacker could craft a malicious PNM file and entice a user to run
pnmtopng on it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running pnmtopng.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200510-18

Solution :

All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/netpbm

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20080 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 15128

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2978