Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : netpbm (MDKSA-2005:199)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20437


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


Pnmtopng in netpbm 10.2X, when using the -trans option, uses uninitialized size and index variables when converting Portable Anymap (PNM) images to Portable Network Graphics (PNG), which might allow attackers to execute arbitrary code by modifying the stack.

Netpbm 9.2X is not affected by this vulnerability.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20437

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-199.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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:libnetpbm10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm10-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm10-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:netpbm, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2978

MDKSA: 2005:199