Scientific Linux Security Update : libpng on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the handling of malformed images in libpng. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted PNG image file in such a way
that it could cause an application linked with libpng to crash when
the file was manipulated. (CVE-2007-2445)

A flaw was found in the sPLT chunk handling code in libpng. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted PNG image file in such a way
that it could cause an application linked with libpng to crash when
the file was opened. (CVE-2006-5793)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9325ce09

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60184 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5793
CVE-2007-2445