FreeBSD : png -- DoS crash vulnerability (4cb9c513-03ef-11dc-a51d-0019b95d4f14)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25261


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A Libpng Security Advisory reports :

A grayscale PNG image with a malformed (bad CRC) tRNS chunk will crash some libpng applications.

This vulnerability could be used to crash a browser when a user tries to view such a malformed PNG file. It is not known whether the vulnerability could be exploited otherwise.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25261

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4cb9c51303ef11dca51d0019b95d4f14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/20

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:png, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2445

CERT: 684664