Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDVSA-2009:051)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36671


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


A number of vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in libpng :

Fixed 1-byte buffer overflow in pngpread.c (CVE-2008-3964). This was allready fixed in Mandriva Linux 2009.0.

Fix the function png_check_keyword() that allowed setting arbitrary bytes in the process memory to 0 (CVE-2008-5907).

Fix a potential DoS (Denial of Service) or to potentially compromise an application using the library (CVE-2009-0040).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36671

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-051.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

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:lib64png-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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: 2009/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3964, CVE-2008-5907, CVE-2009-0040

BID: 33827

MDVSA: 2009:051

CWE: 94, 399