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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15669

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VPR Score: 3.6


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: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/11/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2004/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0599

DSA: 571