Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-538-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 28145
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that libpng did not properly perform bounds checking and comparisons in certain operations. An attacker could send a specially crafted PNG image and cause a denial of service in applications linked against libpng.

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Solution

Update the affected libpng12-0, libpng12-dev and / or libpng3 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/538-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28145

File Name: ubuntu_USN-538-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 10/25/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5266, CVE-2007-5267, CVE-2007-5268, CVE-2007-5269

USN: 538-1

CWE: 20, 189