GLSA-201908-02 : libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 127560

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201908-02 (libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpng. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted PNG file, could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.6.37'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-02

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 127560

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201908-02.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2019/08/12

Updated: 2019/08/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libpng, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14048, CVE-2018-14550, CVE-2019-7317

GLSA: 201908-02