Ubuntu 4.10 : PNG library vulnerabilities (USN-1-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20484


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


Several integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the PNG library. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker by providing a specially crafted PNG image which, when processed by the PNG library, could result in the execution of program code provided by the attacker.

The PNG library is used by a variety of software packages for different purposes, so the exact nature of the exposure will vary depending on the software involved.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20484

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1-1.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng10-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng10-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng3-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0599

USN: 1-1