GLSA-200611-09 : libpng: Denial of Service

low Nessus Plugin ID 23674


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-09 (libpng: Denial of Service)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that a vulnerability exists in the sPLT chunk handling code of libpng, a large sPLT chunk may cause an application to attempt to read out of bounds.
Impact :

A remote attacker could craft an image that when processed or viewed by an application using libpng causes the application to terminate abnormally.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.13'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 23674

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200611-09.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 11/20/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/17/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5793

BID: 21078

GLSA: 200611-09