GLSA-200805-10 : Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 32301


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-10 (Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

It has been reported that Pngcrush includes a copy of libpng that is vulnerable to a memory corruption (GLSA 200804-15).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted PNG image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.4-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32301

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200805-10.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/13

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pngcrush, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1382

GLSA: 200805-10

CWE: 189