Fedora Core 4 : netpbm-10.28-1.FC4.2 (2005-728)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19466


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


pstopnm in netpbm does not properly use the '-dSAFER' option when calling Ghostscript to convert a PostScript file into a (1) PBM, (2) PGM, or (3) PNM file, which allows external user-complicit attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19466

File Name: fedora_2005-728.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/08/19

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:netpbm, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:netpbm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:netpbm-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:netpbm-progs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/17

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2005-728