Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libpng vulnerability (USN-383-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that libpng did not correctly calculate the
size of sPLT structures when reading an image. By tricking a user or
an automated system into processing a specially crafted PNG file, an
attacker could exploit this weakness to crash the application using
the library.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27966 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5793