Debian Security Advisory

DSA-263-1 netpbm-free -- math overflow errors

Date Reported:
17 Mar 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0146.
CERT's vulnerabilities, advisories and incident notes: VU#378049, VU#630433.
More information:

Al Viro and Alan Cox discovered several maths overflow errors in NetPBM, a set of graphics conversion tools. These programs are not installed setuid root but are often installed to prepare data for processing. These vulnerabilities may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 9.20-8.2.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not seem to be affected by this problem.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 9.20-9.

We recommend that you upgrade your netpbm package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.