SuSE9 Security Update : libpng (YOU Patch Number 11956)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41164


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


Specially crafted PNG files could crash applications while attempting to process the file by exploiting out-of-bounds read operations. This can be abused for local and remote denial of service attacks. The issue has been tracked by CVE-2007-5269.


Apply YOU patch number 11956.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41164

File Name: suse9_11956.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5269

CWE: 20