Scientific Linux Security Update : netpbm on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60368


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


An input validation flaw was discovered in the GIF-to-PNM converter (giftopnm) shipped with the netpbm package. An attacker could create a carefully crafted GIF file which could cause giftopnm to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running giftopnm.


Update the affected netpbm, netpbm-devel and / or netpbm-progs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60368

File Name: sl_20080228_netpbm_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0554

CWE: 119