Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2004:079)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14328


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the libpng graphics library, including a remotely exploitable stack-based buffer overrun in the png_handle_tRNS function, dangerous code in png_handle_sBIT, a possible NULL pointer crash in png_handle_iCCP (which is also duplicated in multiple other locations), a theoretical integer overflow in png_read_png, and integer overflows during progressive reading.

All users are encouraged to upgrade immediately.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14328

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-079.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 8/22/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/4/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0597, CVE-2004-0598, CVE-2004-0599

CERT: 160448, 236656, 286464, 388984, 477512, 817368

MDKSA: 2004:079