GLSA-200805-10 : Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-10
(Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

It has been reported that Pngcrush includes a copy of libpng that is
vulnerable to a memory corruption (GLSA 200804-15).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
PNG image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :


Solution :

All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.4-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32301 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1382

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