Bug 113842 - CAN-2003-0924 netpbm temporary file vulnerabilities
CAN-2003-0924 netpbm temporary file vulnerabilities
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netpbm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2004-01-19 08:45 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-05 03:46:41 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-01-19 08:45:33 EST
A number of temporary file bugs have been found in versions of NetPBM
shipped with Red Hat Linux 9.  These could allow a local attacker the
ability to overwrite or create files as a user running the netpbm
utilities.

Low risk as few programs use the netpbm utilities for image conversion.
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-05 03:46:41 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-030.html
Comment 2 Richard Szabo 2004-05-24 04:41:55 EDT
This "upgrade" will of course affect another error in conjunction to 
PHP and Apache. When uploading a picture, netpbm programs attempt to 
use the mktemp function but fails immensly after sending a parameter 
not compatible with my RedHat system (9.0, kernel mod 2.40-31-9). 

mktemp fails because of parameter -t ( which does not exist on my 
system ) and uploaded pictures are damaged because of the PHP script 
retreiving wrong data as netpbm fails to create the file.

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