GLSA-201311-08 : Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 70868
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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.