Ubuntu 4.10 : PNG library vulnerabilities (USN-1-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Several integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the PNG
library. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker by
providing a specially crafted PNG image which, when processed by the
PNG library, could result in the execution of program code provided by
the attacker.

The PNG library is used by a variety of software packages for
different purposes, so the exact nature of the exposure will vary
depending on the software involved.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20484 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0599