Amazon Linux AMI : libpng Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-49)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in libpng. An attacker
could create a specially-crafted PNG image that, when opened, could
cause an application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d632230e

Solution :

Run 'yum update libpng' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69656 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3026