Oracle Linux 6 : libpng (ELSA-2015-2594)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:2594 :

Updated libpng packages that fix three security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The libpng packages contain a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

It was discovered that the png_get_PLTE() and png_set_PLTE() functions
of libpng did not correctly calculate the maximum palette sizes for
bit depths of less than 8. In case an application tried to use these
functions in combination with properly calculated palette sizes, this
could lead to a buffer overflow or out-of-bounds reads. An attacker
could exploit this to cause a crash or potentially execute arbitrary
code by tricking an unsuspecting user into processing a specially
crafted PNG image. However, the exact impact is dependent on the
application using the library. (CVE-2015-8126, CVE-2015-8472)

An array-indexing error was discovered in the png_convert_to_rfc1123()
function of libpng. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause
an out-of-bounds read by tricking an unsuspecting user into processing
a specially crafted PNG image. (CVE-2015-7981)

All libpng users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-December/005617.html

Solution :

Update the affected libpng packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87300 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7981
CVE-2015-8126
CVE-2015-8472

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