This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux operating system which
operates off an MS-DOS/Windows FAT filesystem. It is built with a
private copy of libpng, and as such could be susceptible to some of
the same vulnerabilities :
Buffer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in
libpng before 1.2.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a
denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified
vectors related to 'chunk error processing,' possibly involving the
It is questionable whether this issue is actually exploitable, but the
patch to correct the issue has been included in versions < 1.2.12.
Tavis Ormandy, of the Gentoo Linux Security Auditing Team, discovered
a typo in png_set_sPLT() that may cause an application using libpng to
read out of bounds, resulting in a crash. (CVE-2006-5793)
Packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Update the affected pxelinux, syslinux and / or syslinux-devel
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false