Fedora Core 1 : libpng10-1.0.15-4 (2004-174)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13728


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


During an audit of Red Hat Linux updates, the Fedora Legacy team found a security issue in libpng that had not been fixed in Fedora Core. An attacker could carefully craft a PNG file in such a way that it would cause an application linked to libpng to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened by a victim.

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


Update the affected libpng10, libpng10-debuginfo and / or libpng10-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13728

File Name: fedora_2004-174.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/06/18

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2004-174