Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : netpbm (MDKSA-2005:217)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20449


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


Greg Roelofs discovered and fixed several buffer overflows in pnmtopng which is also included in netpbm, a collection of graphic conversion utilities, that can lead to the execution of arbitrary code via a specially crafted PNM file.

Multiple buffer overflows in pnmtopng in netpbm 10.0 and earlier allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNM file.

An off-by-one buffer overflow in pnmtopng, when using the -alpha command line option, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNM file with exactly 256 colors. (CVE-2005-3662)

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20449

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-217.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: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:10.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3632, CVE-2005-3662

BID: 15427, 15514

MDKSA: 2005:217