Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cairo (MDVSA-2008:019)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36463


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Peter Valchev discovered that Cairo did not correctly decode PNG image data. By tricking a user or automated system into processing a specially crafted PNG with Cairo, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the file.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36463

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

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:mandriva:linux:lib64cairo-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cairo-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cairo2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cairo2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cairo2-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcairo-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcairo-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcairo2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcairo2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcairo2-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5503

BID: 26650

MDVSA: 2008:019

CWE: 189