Bug 84586 - Multiple vulnerabilities in netpbm
Summary: Multiple vulnerabilities in netpbm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: netpbm
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-19 09:19 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-04 09:35:35 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:061 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: netpbm security update 2003-03-31 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-02-19 09:19:59 UTC
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 2003-02-19 09:20:36 UTC
errata RHSA-2003:061 in progress

Comment 2 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-03 19:53:38 UTC
This was released now, right?

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-04 09:35:35 UTC
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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