Amazon Linux AMI : libpng (ALAS-2012-56)

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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 the way libpng
processed compressed chunks in PNG image files. An attacker could
create a specially crafted PNG image file 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. (CVE-2011-3045)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update libpng' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69663 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3045