Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : netpbm-free vulnerability (USN-210-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20628
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.