USN-665-1: Netpbm vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-665-1

6th November, 2008

netpbm-free vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • netpbm-free


It was discovered that Netpbm could be made to overrun a buffer when loading
certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
GIF image, remote attackers could cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 7.10:
netpbm 2:10.0-11ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
netpbm 2:10.0-10ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.