GLSA-200812-01 : OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 35018


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-01 (OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow in the BMP reader in OptiPNG has been reported.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted BMP 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 OptiPNG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/optipng-0.6.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35018

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200812-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5101

OSVDB: 49745

GLSA: 200812-01

CWE: 119