Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : netpbm-free vulnerability (USN-210-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20628


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


A buffer overflow was found in the 'pnmtopng' conversion program. By tricking an user (or automated system) to process a specially crafted PNM image with pnmtopng, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running pnmtopng.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20628

File Name: ubuntu_USN-210-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/26

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnetpbm10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnetpbm10-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnetpbm9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnetpbm9-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:netpbm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2978

OSVDB: 20068

USN: 210-1