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Multiple tools within the Netpbm package create temporary files in an insecure manner

Vulnerability Note VU#487102

Original Release Date: 2004-01-19 | Last Revised: 2004-01-23

Overview

Multiple tools within the Netpbm package create temporary files in an insecure manner.

Description

Netpbm is a toolkit that contains over 220 separate tools for manipulating graphic images. Multiple tools within the Netpbm package create temporary files insecurely.

Impact

A local attacker could overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the Netpbm tool process.

Solution

Upgrade or Apply Patch

Upgrade or apply patch as specified by your vendor.

Vendor Information

487102
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Debian

Notified:  January 19, 2004 Updated:  January 23, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 426-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
January 18th, 2004                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : netpbm-free
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0924

netpbm is graphics conversion toolkit made up of a large number of
single-purpose programs.  Many of these programs were found to create
temporary files in an insecure manner, which could allow a local
attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking a
vulnerable netpbm tool.

For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
fixed in version 2:9.20-8.4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2:9.25-9.

We recommend that you update your netpbm-free package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
       will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
       will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
       will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
       will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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 Source archives:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm-free_9.20-8.4.dsc
     Size/MD5 checksum:      662 2074eb1d13fa871111ec06f18ff57725
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm-free_9.20-8.4.diff.gz
     Size/MD5 checksum:    52834 0b7fbdc2e47c9a2a2e8da7eb54b98bb6
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm-free_9.20.orig.tar.gz
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1882851 0f153116c21bc7d2e167e574a486c22f

 Alpha architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_alpha.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    77762 1b6724adf13a90cf981122831e20165c
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_alpha.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   135466 ed7e2fb447336275d65c0e984553ac9e
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_alpha.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1413784 feca605bc7f99fe0b7eb1fe5ae6e4e10

 ARM architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_arm.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    64148 b8151d91f4b6461d61aff5ca93186356
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_arm.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   125526 5ad7c026d001b8033f7249fb59574f5e
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_arm.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1127644 e014fc4f87defe6d845288dc19a7f9dc

 Intel IA-32 architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_i386.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    62450 6f7e06e132e08cabfd629d0cb89c7d98
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_i386.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   103436 2c5d4e71e3de9bc55303d81a842c97f6
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_i386.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1079210 794d6f39a9f8cb427f1ca2569f1b10ec

 Intel IA-64 architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_ia64.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    96534 8b8a73f914ec44486e23139547bc5c87
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_ia64.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   170446 39927dc25960cb6db29a1ebe7d09436a
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_ia64.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1608638 6585784653a932078ba3354844e13fa7

 HP Precision architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.3_hppa.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    83914 666e951ffedd72f5d2a4e6abe379f94d
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.3_hppa.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   122954 bc35c5b3ca865b04c94b805ef3947b75
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.3_hppa.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1337394 248f5113d06737cb2d35c889fb26a95a

 Motorola 680x0 architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_m68k.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    62048 60f5dfaf168d9a8ed74194ffa3a4e299
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_m68k.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   102256 909a64f8620188f4bb17fb84613f3f60
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_m68k.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1016512 5caf53f54597bf2944ed798a4fe6c299

 Big endian MIPS architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_mips.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    66904 342b1aa43a2a9a5737d86d44a64a6025
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_mips.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   123508 fbfa242ebee248d72f5f95874836fde4
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_mips.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1181146 4fdf19eedaf2e2dd070bd20524a68005

 Little endian MIPS architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.3_mipsel.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    66740 b7552fba3606a3f58ebb452abf7f0fea
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.3_mipsel.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   123598 438cdf503b994fd3540f127ac1d31293
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.3_mipsel.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1179992 e064c0325d910621134cc151c6f0b420

 PowerPC architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_powerpc.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    68940 aad85d5f1b3d9e959ceb11ce78d9a3b7
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_powerpc.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   117868 f90c3780160363d358b072e458ec419e
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_powerpc.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1153728 37e3b1719ed32004377410bfc49a82c5

 IBM S/390 architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_s390.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    66696 6d600c371a05c4689b7f45d3800d70dc
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_s390.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   116054 86fdf11619f0411cc4eac144d51556ce
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_s390.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1130276 b4d038d29e5c674d034bda4f989d976f

 Sun Sparc architecture:

   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9_9.20-8.4_sparc.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:    65304 7a162f5688e187d6dd8f179a1a1bf7aa
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/libnetpbm9-dev_9.20-8.4_sparc.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:   118610 148bb94f30313a348ba2c7570734d4e3
   http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/netpbm-free/netpbm_9.20-8.4_sparc.deb
     Size/MD5 checksum:  1435468 69ab0007d50cf12a59de32d29e5e5f8b

 These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
 its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

NetPBM

Notified:  January 19, 2004 Updated:  January 23, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


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References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Debian for the information contained in their security advisory.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0924
Severity Metric: 2.03
Date Public: 2004-01-18
Date First Published: 2004-01-19
Date Last Updated: 2004-01-23 21:52 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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