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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4274

Original release date: 02/12/2010
Last revised: 01/18/2012


Stack-based buffer overflow in converter/ppm/xpmtoppm.c in netpbm before 10.47.07 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via an XPM image file that contains a crafted header field associated with a large color index value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/17/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-4274 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://netpbm.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/netpbm/stable/converter/ppm/xpmtoppm.c?view=patch&r1=995&r2=1076&pathrev=1076
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0780
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0358
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: netpbm-xpm-bo(56207)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=546580
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://netpbm.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/netpbm/stable/doc/HISTORY?view=markup
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100209 vulnerability in netpbm (CVE-2009-4274)
External Source: BID
Name: 38164
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1811
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:006
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:039
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2026

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.06
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.05
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.04
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.03
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.02
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.01
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.47.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.46.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.45.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.44.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.43.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.42.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.41.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.40.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.39.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.38.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.37.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.36.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.00
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.24
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.23
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.22
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.21
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.32
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.31
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.30
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.3
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.17
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.16
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.15
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.14
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.20
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.2
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.19
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.18
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.0
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.1
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.12
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.13
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.10
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.11
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.26
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.46
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.47
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.44
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.27
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.45
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.42
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.43
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.40
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.41
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.39
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.38
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.37
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.36
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.35
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.34
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.33
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.32
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.31
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.30
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.29
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.28
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.27
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.26
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.25
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.24
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.20
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.21
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.22
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.23
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.16
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.17
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.18
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.19
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.12
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.13
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.14
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.15
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.08
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.09
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.10
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.11
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.05
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.04
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.07
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.06
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.01
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.03
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.35.02
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.28
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.25
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.34
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.29
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.9
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.8
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.7
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.6
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.5
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.4
* cpe:/a:netpbm:netpbm:10.33

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