Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479017
Rebase netpbm package for RHEL5
Last modified: 2016-05-31 21:37:24 EDT
Recent testing discovered quite many failing tools in netpbm package on RHEL5. We should rebase to the latest version to cover all these issues.
For more details see the bug 476864, bug 476867 and fedora bug 476989.
+1 for it.
The old netpbm contains old and vulnerable libjasper. Given that a lot of work has been done upstream with regards to implement a secure API for safe allocations and lots of utilities were updated to use the secure API I'm all for the rebase.
On the other hand upstream changed release policy and we get netpbm from their stable branch, not latest one. So the rebase could be safe with minimal regression risk.
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The netpbm package has been updated to fix the following bugs:
* Several utilities shipped with netpbm did not accept files from standard input even though this method was in accordance with documentation. With this update, this issue has been resolved.
* Several utilities shipped with netpbm may have crashed during processing of image files. With this update, this issue has been resolved.
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