GLSA-200603-18 : Pngcrush: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21125


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-18 (Pngcrush: Buffer overflow)

Carsten Lohrke of Gentoo Linux reported that Pngcrush contains a vulnerable version of zlib (GLSA 200507-19).
Impact :

By creating a specially crafted data stream, attackers can overwrite data structures for applications that use Pngcrush, resulting in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code execution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21125

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/23

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pngcrush, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1849

OSVDB: 18141

GLSA: 200603-18