Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2007:217)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 28200


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


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in libpng :

An off-by-one error when handling ICC profile chunks in the png_set_iCCP() function (CVE-2007-5266; only affects Mandriva Linux 2008.0).

George Cook and Jeff Phillips reported several errors in pngrtran.c, such as the use of logical instead of bitwise functions and incorrect comparisons (CVE-2007-5268; only affects Mandriva Linux 2008.0).

Tavis Ormandy reported out-of-bounds read errors in several PNG chunk handling functions (CVE-2007-5269).

Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues. For Mandriva Linux 2008.0, libpng 1.2.22 is being provided which corrects all three issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28200

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-217.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 11/14/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


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:mandriva:linux:lib64png-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png-static-devel, 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:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2007

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2007:217

CWE: 20, 189