Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : netpbm (MDKSA-2005:133)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Max Vozeler discovered that pstopnm, a part of the netpbm graphics
utility suite, would call the GhostScript interpreter on untrusted
PostScript files without using the -dSAFER option when converting a
PostScript file into a PBM, PGM, or PNM file. This could result in the
execution of arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user
running pstopnm if they could be convinced to try to convert a
malicious PostScript file.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

See also :

http://secunia.com/advisories/16184/

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19892 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-133.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14379

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2471

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