Fedora 7 : libpng10-1.0.29-1.fc7 (2007-2521)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 27775
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Certain chunk handlers in libpng10 before 1.0.29 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted (1) pCAL (png_handle_pCAL), (2) sCAL (png_handle_sCAL), (3) tEXt (png_push_read_tEXt), (4) iTXt (png_handle_iTXt), and (5) ztXT (png_handle_ztXt) chunking in PNG images, which trigger out-of-bounds read operations.

http://secunia.com/advisories/27093 http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/3390 http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name= 1004082318.012a7628%40mail.comcast.net&forum_name=png-mng-implement

This update to 1.0.29 addresses these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libpng10, libpng10-debuginfo and / or libpng10-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27775

File Name: fedora_2007-2521.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2007

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/24/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5269

BID: 25956

FEDORA: 2007-2521

Secunia: 27093

CWE: 20