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

High Nessus Plugin ID 19892


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19892

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-133.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm10-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm10-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm9, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm9-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm9-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm10-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm10-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm9, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm9-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm9-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:netpbm, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2471

BID: 14379

MDKSA: 2005:133