GLSA-200906-01 : libpng: Information disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 39561
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200906-01

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39561

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200906-01.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 6/28/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2042

BID: 35233

GLSA: 200906-01

CWE: 200