Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2007:116)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25440


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw how libpng handled malformed images was discovered. An attacker able to create a carefully crafted PNG image could cause an application linked with libpng to crash when the file was manipulated.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25440

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-116.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/07

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:lib64png3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2445

CERT: 684664

MDKSA: 2007:116