Fedora Core 2 : libpng-1.2.5-5 (2004-175)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13729
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionDuring 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libpng, libpng-debuginfo and / or libpng-devel packages.