FreeBSD : netpbm -- buffer overflow in pnmtopng (ae9fb0d7-c4dc-11da-b2fb-000e0c2e438a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21493


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Ubuntu reports :

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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21493

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ae9fb0d7c4dc11dab2fb000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2016/05/05

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:freebsd:freebsd:netpbm, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2978

BID: 15128