Updated NetPBM packages fix multiple temporary file vulnerabilities
|Last updated on:||2004-02-05|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Linux 9|
Updated NetPBM packages are available that fix a number of temporary file
vulnerabilities in the netpbm libraries.
The netpbm package contains a library of functions that support
programs for handling various graphics file formats, including .pbm
(portable bitmaps), .pgm (portable graymaps), .pnm (portable anymaps),
.ppm (portable pixmaps), and others.
A number of temporary file bugs have been found in versions of NetPBM.
These could allow a local user the ability to overwrite or create files as
a different user who happens to run one of the the vulnerable utilities.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2003-0924 to this issue.
Users are advised to upgrade to the erratum packages, which contain patches
from Debian that correct these bugs.
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL Certificate
Errors, you need to install a version of the up2date client with an updated
certificate. The latest version of up2date is available from the Red Hat
FTP site and may also be downloaded directly from the RHN website:
|Red Hat Linux 9|
Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)
113842 - CAN-2003-0924 netpbm temporary file vulnerabilities
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