Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-5432-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 161447

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5432-1 advisory.

- libpng before 1.6.32 does not properly check the length of chunks against the user limit. (CVE-2017-12652)

- An issue has been found in libpng 1.6.34. It is a SEGV in the function png_free_data in png.c, related to the recommended error handling for png_read_image. (CVE-2018-14048)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected libpng12-0, libpng12-dev and / or libpng3 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5432-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 161447

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5432-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/24/2022

Updated: 5/24/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-12652

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12652, CVE-2018-14048

USN: 5432-1