This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libpng packages that fix a out of bounds memory access are now
The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.
Steve Grubb discovered a out of bounds memory access flaw in libpng.
An attacker could carefully craft a PNG file in such a way that it
would cause an application linked to libpng to crash when opened by a
victim. This issue may not be used to execute arbitrary code.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages that contain a
backported security fix not vulnerable to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12492 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0421