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[GLSA-200508-04] Netpbm: Arbitrary code execution in pstopnm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Netpbm: Arbitrary code execution in pstopnm
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-04
(Netpbm: Arbitrary code execution in pstopnm)
Max Vozeler reported that pstopnm calls the GhostScript
interpreter on untrusted PostScript files without specifying the
-dSAFER option, to convert a PostScript file into a PBM, PGM, or PNM
A possible hacker could craft a malicious PostScript file and entice a
user to run pstopnm on it, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
commands with the permissions of the user running pstopnm.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Netpbm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/netpbm-10.28"
Threat Level: Medium
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