Bug 165354 - CAN-2005-2471 netpbm should use the -dSAFER option when calling Ghostscript
CAN-2005-2471 netpbm should use the -dSAFER option when calling Ghostscript
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: netpbm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-08-08 10:22 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:08 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-743
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-22 09:55:10 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-08-08 10:22:41 EDT
pstopnm in netpbm does not properly use the "-dSAFER" option when calling
Ghostscript to convert convert a PostScript file into a (1) PBM, (2) PGM, or (3)
PNM file, which allows external user-complicit attackers to execute arbitrary

The Debian bug report has more information:
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-08-08 10:24:33 EDT
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1 and RHEL3
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-08-08 10:39:43 EDT
twaugh says we should probably use the -dPARANOIDSAFER to also protect against
unwanted reads.
Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-08-10 09:18:15 EDT
Yes, this also affects RHEL2.1 and RHEL3.

I've done a patch that applies to netpbm-9.24 we have in 2.1 and 3.
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-08-22 09:55:11 EDT
An advisory 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.


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