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[DSA878] DSA-878-1 netpbm-free Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A buffer overflow has been identified in the pnmtopng component of the
netpbm package, a set of graphics conversion tools. This
vulnerability could allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code as a
local user by providing a specially crafted PNM file.
The old stable distribution (woody) it not vulnerable to this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your netpbm-free packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-878
Threat Level: High
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