GLSA-200408-03 : libpng: Numerous vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14559


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-03 (libpng: Numerous vulnerabilities)

libpng contains numerous vulnerabilities including NULL pointer dereference errors and boundary errors in various functions.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause programs linked against the library to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program, which could be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.


All libpng users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.5-r8' # emerge '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.5-r8' You should also run revdep-rebuild to rebuild any packages that depend on older versions of libpng :
# revdep-rebuild

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14559

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200408-03.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 8/30/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/5/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/4/2004

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 200408-03