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[GLSA-200510-18] Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-18
(Netpbm: Buffer overflow in pnmtopng)
RedHat reported that pnmtopng is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
A possible hacker could craft a malicious PNM file and entice a user to
run pnmtopng on it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running pnmtopng.
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-10.29"
Threat Level: Medium
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