Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-3712-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 111040

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Patrick Keshishian discovered that libpng incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10087)

Thuan Pham discovered that libpng incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2018-13785).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libpng12-0 and / or libpng16-16 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3712-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111040

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3712-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2018

Updated: 9/17/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng16-16, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10087, CVE-2018-13785

USN: 3712-1