Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libpng vulnerability (USN-1402-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that libpng did not properly process compressed
chunks. 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 program.

Solution :

Update the affected libpng12-0 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58443 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52453

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3045