Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDVSA-2010:064)

High Nessus Plugin ID 45136


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libpng :

The png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in libpng 1.0.x before 1.0.53, 1.2.x before 1.2.43, and 1.4.x before 1.4.1 does not properly handle compressed ancillary-chunk data that has a disproportionately large uncompressed representation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption, and application hang) via a crafted PNG file, as demonstrated by use of the deflate compression method on data composed of many occurrences of the same character, related to a decompression bomb attack (CVE-2010-0205).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45136

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/24

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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: 2010/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0205

BID: 38478

MDVSA: 2010:064

CWE: 399