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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0131

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0131.

The netpbm package contains a library of functions for editing and
converting between various graphics file formats, including .pbm (portable
bitmaps), .pgm (portable graymaps), .pnm (portable anymaps), .ppm (portable
pixmaps) and others. The package includes no interactive tools and is
primarily used by other programs (eg CGI scripts that manage web-site

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. (CVE-2008-0554)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patch which resolves 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: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0554
BugTraq ID: 27682
Debian Security Information: DSA-1579 (Google Search)
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