CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : libpng (CESA-2007:0992)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27543

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated libpng packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

Several flaws were discovered in the way libpng handled various PNG image chunks. An attacker could create a carefully crafted PNG image file in such a way that it could cause an application linked with libpng to crash when the file was manipulated. (CVE-2007-5269)

Users should update to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected libpng packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?93d0a035

http://www.nessus.org/u?d1f89bee

http://www.nessus.org/u?64a591d1

http://www.nessus.org/u?530d4601

http://www.nessus.org/u?cea57d58

http://www.nessus.org/u?2459e5dc

http://www.nessus.org/u?41ceafe9

http://www.nessus.org/u?a833d9a8

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27543

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0992.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/25

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng10, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng10-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5269

BID: 25956

RHSA: 2007:0992

CWE: 20