GLSA-200508-04 : Netpbm: Arbitrary code execution in pstopnm

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-04
(Netpbm: Arbitrary code execution in pstopnm)

Max Vozeler reported that pstopnm calls the GhostScript interpreter on
untrusted PostScript files without specifying the -dSAFER option, to
convert a PostScript file into a PBM, PGM, or PNM file.

Impact :

An attacker could craft a malicious PostScript file and entice a user
to run pstopnm on it, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands
with the permissions of the user running pstopnm.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19388 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14379

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2471

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