NetPBM is a set of graphics conversion tools and has been found to contain multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
A code review of NetPBM has revealed multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by loading malicious image files.
The complete impact of these vulnerabilities is not yet known, but could range from a denial of service or potential execution of code.
Please see your vendor notification for a vendor specific patch.
Thanks to Alan Cox for reporting this vulnerability and creating the initial fixes and to Al Viro for discovering the original flaw. We also thank Martin Schulze and Sebastian Kramer provided additional fixes to the patches.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2003-03-17|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-04-03 21:35 UTC|