GLSA-201311-08 : Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code execution

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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-201311-08
(Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code execution)

A stack-based buffer overflow exists in converter/ppm/xpmtoppm.c in
Netpbm.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XMP
file using Netpbm, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201311-08.xml

Solution :

All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/netpbm-10.49.00'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70868 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38164

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4274