Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-960-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain
malformed PNG images. 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-2010-1205)

It was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain
malformed PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a crafted PNG image, an attacker could possibly use this
flaw to consume all available resources, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2010-2249).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47695 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41174

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1205
CVE-2010-2249