Amazon Linux AMI : libpng (ALAS-2012-68)

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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 tEXt 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-2011-3048)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?16f9ac8f

Solution :

Run 'yum update libpng' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69675 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3048