Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : netpbm-free vulnerability (USN-210-1)

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
patches.

Description :

A buffer overflow was found in the 'pnmtopng' conversion program. By
tricking an user (or automated system) to process a specially crafted
PNM image with pnmtopng, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running pnmtopng.

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20628 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2978