Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2004:040)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 14139
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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Steve Grubb discovered that libpng would access memory that is out of bounds when creating an error message. The impact of this bug is not clear, but it could lead to a core dump in a program using libpng, or could result in a DoS (Denial of Service) condition in a daemon that uses libpng to process PNG imagaes.

The updated packages are patched to correct the vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14139

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-040.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0421

MDKSA: 2004:040