GLSA-200410-02 : Netpbm: Multiple temporary file issues

Low Nessus Plugin ID 15418


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-02 (Netpbm: Multiple temporary file issues)

Utilities contained in the Netpbm package prior to the 9.25 version contain defects in temporary file handling. They create temporary files with predictable names without checking first that the target file doesn't already exist.
Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When a user or a tool calls one of the affected utilities, this would result in file overwriting with the rights of the user running the utility.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Netpbm users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-libs/netpbm-10.0' # emerge '>=media-libs/netpbm-10.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 15418

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200410-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/10/04

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:netpbm, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0924

OSVDB: 10486, 10700, 10701, 10702, 10703

CERT: 487102

GLSA: 200410-02