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|Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201311-08 ] Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code exec
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Netpbm: User-assisted arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201311-08)
Date: November 13, 2013
A vulnerability in Netpbm could result in execution of arbitrary
code or Denial of Service.
Netpbm is a toolkit for manipulation of graphic images, including
conversion of images between a variety of different formats.
Vulnerable: < 10.49.00
Unaffected: >= 10.49.00
Architectures: All supported architectures
A stack-based buffer overflow exists in converter/ppm/xpmtoppm.c in
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.
All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/netpbm-10.49.00"
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.