Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : netpbm (ELSA-2009-0012)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0012 :

Updated netpbm packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The netpbm package contains a library of functions for editing and
converting between various graphics file formats, including .pbm
(portable bitmaps), .pgm (portable graymaps), .pnm (portable anymaps),
.ppm (portable pixmaps), and others.

An input validation flaw and multiple integer overflows were
discovered in the JasPer library providing support for JPEG-2000 image
format and used in the jpeg2ktopam and pamtojpeg2k converters. An
attacker could create a carefully-crafted JPEG file which could cause
jpeg2ktopam to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user
running jpeg2ktopam. (CVE-2007-2721, CVE-2008-3520)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which
contain backported patches which resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-February/000893.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-February/000887.html

Solution :

Update the affected netpbm packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67788 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31470

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2721
CVE-2008-3520