RHEL 2.1 / 3 : netpbm (RHSA-2004:031)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 12454


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated NetPBM packages are available that fix a number of temporary file vulnerabilities in the netpbm libraries.

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

A number of temporary file bugs have been found in versions of NetPBM.
These could make it possible for a local user to overwrite or create files as a different user who happens to run one of the the vulnerable utilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0924 to this issue.

Users are advised to upgrade to the erratum packages, which contain patches from Debian that correct these bugs.


Update the affected netpbm, netpbm-devel and / or netpbm-progs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 12454

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-031.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netpbm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netpbm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netpbm-progs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0924

OSVDB: 10486, 10700, 10701, 10702, 10703

RHSA: 2004:031