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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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).

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