[SA20729] NetPBM pamtofits Off-By-One Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

2006-06-22T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:13280
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-06-22T00:00:00

Description


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TITLE: NetPBM pamtofits Off-By-One Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA20729

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/20729/

CRITICAL: Not critical

IMPACT: DoS

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: NetPBM 10.x http://secunia.com/product/1199/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in NetPBM, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) .

The vulnerability is caused due to an off-by-one boundary error within "pamtofits". This can be exploited to cause a single byte buffer overflow when processing a specially crafted input file.

Successful exploitation crashes the application. Code execution has not been confirmed. However, this can't be ruled out completely.

The vulnerability has been reported in versions 10.30 through 10.33.

SOLUTION: Update to version 10.34. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5128

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=425770


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