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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:743

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:743.

The netpbm package contains a library of functions that support
programs for handling various graphics file formats, including .pbm
(portable bitmaps), .pgm (portable graymaps), .pnm (portable anymaps),
.ppm (portable pixmaps) and others.

A bug was found in the way netpbm converts PostScript files into PBM, PGM
or PPM files. An attacker could create a carefully crafted PostScript file
in such a way that it could execute arbitrary commands when the
file is processed by a victim using pstopnm. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2471 to this issue.

All users of netpbm should upgrade to the updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 14379
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2471
Debian Security Information: DSA-1021 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:019 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: netpbm-dsafer-command-execution(21500)
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