Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that libpng did not properly perform bounds checking
in certain operations. An attacker could send a specially crafted PNG
image and cause a denial of service in applications linked against
libpng. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2007-5268,
Tavis Ormandy discovered that libpng did not properly initialize
memory. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
crafted PNG image, an attacker could cause a denial of service via
application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue did not affect
Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2008-1382)
Harald van Dijk discovered an off-by-one error in libpng. An attacker
could could cause an application crash in programs using pngtest.
It was discovered that libpng did not properly NULL terminate a
keyword string. An attacker could exploit this to set arbitrary memory
locations to zero. (CVE-2008-5907)
Glenn Randers-Pehrson discovered that libpng did not properly
initialize pointers. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted PNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0040).
Update the affected libpng12-0, libpng12-dev and / or libpng3
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 37042 ()
Bugtraq ID: 25956282762877033827
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5268CVE-2007-5269CVE-2008-1382CVE-2008-3964CVE-2008-5907CVE-2009-0040
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