SuSE9 Security Update : netpbm (YOU Patch Number 11701)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41145


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes a buffer overflow in the RGBA-palette code. The bug can be abused to trigger a denial-or-service attack by feeding untrusted data to 'pnmtopng -alpha' (maybe via a remote service like a CGI, mail user agent, etc.) The execution of arbitrary code is theoretically possible but unlikely. Another possible buffer overflow that can occur while handling a textline has been fixed as well.

This is a reissue of an earlier patch to fix version problems with the previous release.


Apply YOU patch number 11701.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41145

File Name: suse9_11701.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3632