Fedora 8 : libpng10-1.0.41-1.fc8 (2008-9393)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34759


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update includes an upstream fix for a memory leak within the 'png_handle_tEXt()' function in pngrutil.c, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) via a specially crafted PNG image.

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 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34759

File Name: fedora_2008-9393.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/11/13

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/13

Reference Information

BID: 31920

FEDORA: 2008-9393