FreeBSD : png -- libpng decompression denial of service (4fb5d2cd-4c77-11df-83fb-0015587e2cc1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 45584



The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A vulnerability in libpng can result in denial of service conditions when a remote attacker tricks a victim to open a specially crafted PNG file.

The PNG project describes the problem in an advisory :

Because of the efficient compression method used in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) files, a small PNG file can expand tremendously, acting as a 'decompression bomb'.

Malformed PNG chunks can consume a large amount of CPU and wall-clock time and large amounts of memory, up to all memory available on a system


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45584

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4fb5d2cd4c7711df83fb0015587e2cc1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 4/21/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:png, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/27/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0205

BID: 38478

CERT: 576029

Secunia: 38774

CWE: 399