Debian DSA-571-1 : libpng3 - buffer overflows, integer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15669


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several integer overflows have been discovered by its upstream developers in libpng, a commonly used library to display PNG graphics.
They could be exploited to cause arbitrary code to be executed when a specially crafted PNG image is processed.


Upgrade the libpng3 packages.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.1-1.1.woody.9.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15669

File Name: debian_DSA-571.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:libpng3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0599

DSA: 571