Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : doxygen (MDKSA-2006:212)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24597


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Doxygen is a documentation system for C, C++ and IDL. It is built with a private copy of libpng, and as such could be susceptible to some of the same vulnerabilities :

Buffer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in libpng before 1.2.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors related to 'chunk error processing,' possibly involving the 'chunk_name'. (CVE-2006-3334)

It is questionable whether this issue is actually exploitable, but the patch to correct the issue has been included in versions < 1.2.12.

Tavis Ormandy, of the Gentoo Linux Security Auditing Team, discovered a typo in png_set_sPLT() that may cause an application using libpng to read out of bounds, resulting in a crash. (CVE-2006-5793)

In addition, an patch to address several old vulnerabilities has been applied to this build. (CVE-2002-1363, CVE-2004-0421, CVE-2004-0597, CVE-2004-0598, CVE-2004-0599)

Packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected doxygen package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24597

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-212.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:doxygen, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1363, CVE-2004-0421, CVE-2004-0597, CVE-2004-0598, CVE-2004-0599, CVE-2006-3334, CVE-2006-5793

BID: 10244, 18698

MDKSA: 2006:212