Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that libpng did not properly verify the embedded
profile length of iCCP chunks. An attacker could exploit this to cause
a denial of service via application crash. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2009-5063)
Jueri Aedla discovered that libpng did not properly verify the size
used when allocating memory during chunk decompression. If a user or
automated system using libpng were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of
service or execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the
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.
Update the affected libpng12-0 package.
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: 57998 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52049
CVE ID: CVE-2009-5063CVE-2011-3026
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