Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : netpbm-free vulnerability (USN-164-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Max Vozeler discovered that the the 'pstopnm' conversion tool did not
use the -dSAFER option when calling ghostscript. This option prohibits
file operations and calling commands within PostScript code. This flaw
could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code if he
tricked an user (or an automatic server) into processing a specially
crafted PostScript document with pstopnm.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20570 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14379

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2471

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