GLSA-200906-01 : libpng: Information disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39561


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200906-01 (libpng: Information disclosure)

Jeff Phillips discovered that libpng does not properly parse 1-bit interlaced images with width values that are not divisible by 8, which causes libpng to include uninitialized bits in certain rows of a PNG file.
Impact :

A remote attacker might entice a user to open a specially crafted PNG file, possibly resulting in the disclosure of sensitive memory portions.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.37'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39561

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200906-01.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/28

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libpng, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2042

BID: 35233

GLSA: 200906-01

CWE: 200