GLSA-201311-08 : Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 70868


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-08 (Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code execution)

A stack-based buffer overflow exists in converter/ppm/xpmtoppm.c in Netpbm.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XMP file using Netpbm, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/netpbm-10.49.00' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70868

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:netpbm, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4274

BID: 38164

OSVDB: 62270

GLSA: 201311-08

CWE: 119