FreeBSD : libpng denial-of-service (3a408f6f-9c52-11d8-9366-0020ed76ef5a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37799


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Steve Grubb reports a buffer read overrun in libpng's png_format_buffer function. A specially constructed PNG image processed by an application using libpng may trigger the buffer read overrun and possibly result in an application crash.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37799

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3a408f6f9c5211d893660020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-png, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:png, 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: 2004/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0421

BID: 10244

OSVDB: 5726

Secunia: 11505