DescriptionAn out-of-bounds write vulnerability was found in netpbm before 10.61. A maliciously crafted file could cause the application to crash or possibly allow code execution.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs854978

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
netpbm-free (PTS)buster, stretch2:10.0-15.3undetermined
bookworm, sid, bullseye2:10.0-15.4undetermined

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


Debian uses an old fork of netpbm
PoC+report attached to #854978
Similar code path seems protected by earlier stricter size checks ("object too large")

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