FreeBSD : pngcrush -- libpng Uninitialised Pointer Arrays Vulnerability (ea2411a4-08e8-11de-b88a-0022157515b2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35771


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in Pngcrush, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the use of vulnerable libpng code.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35771

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ea2411a408e811deb88a0022157515b2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/05

Modified: 2014/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pngcrush, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0040

BID: 33827

Secunia: 33976

CWE: 94