Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : netpbm (MDVSA-2009:262)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42090


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in netpbm :

pamperspective in Netpbm before 10.35.48 does not properly calculate a window height, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted image file that triggers an out-of-bounds read (CVE-2008-4799).

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42090

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-262.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/10/12

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64netpbm10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnetpbm10, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:netpbm, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4799

MDVSA: 2009:262

CWE: 189