SuSE 10 Security Update : libpng (ZYPP Patch Number 2325)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29507


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The sPLT chunk handling in libpng was incorrect and a handcrafted PNG file could be use to cause an out-of-bounds read, effectively crashing the PNG viewer or webbrowser. (CVE-2006-5793)

Additionally a 2 byte stackoverflow was fixed which we do not believe to be exploitable. It will cause an abort of the viewer or webbrowser in SUSE Linux 10.0 and newer due to string overflow checking.


Apply ZYPP patch number 2325.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29507

File Name: suse_libpng-2325.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2014/10/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3334, CVE-2006-5793