Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDVSA-2008:156)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38060


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


Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a flaw in how libpng handles zero-length unknown chunks in PNG files, which could lead to memory corruption in applications that make use of certain functions (CVE-2008-1382).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38060

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:lib64png3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3-static-devel, 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, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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: 2008/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1382

BID: 28770

MDVSA: 2008:156

CWE: 189