GLSA-200510-18 : Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng

High Nessus Plugin ID 20080


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-18 (Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng)

RedHat reported that pnmtopng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

An attacker could craft a malicious PNM file and entice a user to run pnmtopng on it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running pnmtopng.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose media-libs/netpbm

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20080

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/24

Modified: 2015/04/13

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2978

BID: 15128

OSVDB: 20068

GLSA: 200510-18