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: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/11/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5793

BID: 21078

OSVDB: 30398

GLSA: 200611-09