Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : netpbm (MDKSA-2005:217)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Greg Roelofs discovered and fixed several buffer overflows in pnmtopng
which is also included in netpbm, a collection of graphic conversion
utilities, that can lead to the execution of arbitrary code via a
specially crafted PNM file.

Multiple buffer overflows in pnmtopng in netpbm 10.0 and earlier allow
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNM file.

An off-by-one buffer overflow in pnmtopng, when using the -alpha
command line option, allows attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNM file
with exactly 256 colors. (CVE-2005-3662)

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20449 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-217.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 15427

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3632

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now