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Security update for netpbm


(Last modified: 10AUG2007)

solutions Security update for netpbm SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (11d0803c9aa25e3642eea1e4de33d20d)

Applies to

Package: netpbm
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11701
Release: 20070810
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.




This update fixes a buffer overflow in the RGBA-palette code. The bug can be abused to trigger a denial-or-service attack by feeding untrusted data to "pnmtopng -alpha" (maybe via a remote service like a CGI, mail user agent, etc.) The execution of arbitrary code is theoretically possible but unlikely. Another possible buffer overflow that can occur while handling a textline has been fixed as well. (CVE-2005-3632)
This is a reissue of an earlier patch to fix version problems with the previous release.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh netpbm.rpm libnetpbm.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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