Bug 84586 - Multiple vulnerabilities in netpbm
Multiple vulnerabilities in netpbm
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: netpbm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-02-19 04:19 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-04 04:35:35 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-02-19 04:19:59 EST
This is not public until February 28th 2003

During an audit of the NetPBM library, Al Viro and Alan Cox found a number
of bugs that are potentially exploitable. These bugs could be exploited by
creating a carefully crafted image in such a way that it executes arbitrary
code when it is processed by either an application from the netpbm-progs
package or an application that uses the vulnerable netpbm library.

One way that an attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities would be to
submit a carefully crafted image to be printed, as the LPRng print spooler
used by default in Red Hat Linux releases uses netpbm utilities to parse
various types of image files.
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-02-19 04:20:36 EST
errata RHSA-2003:061 in progress
Comment 2 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-03 14:53:38 EST
This was released now, right?
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-04-04 04:35:35 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.


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