FreeBSD : png -- libpng decompression buffer overflow (edef3f2f-82cf-11df-bcce-0018f3e2eb82)

high Nessus Plugin ID 47155



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


The PNG project describes the problem in an advisory :

Several versions of libpng through 1.4.2 (and through 1.2.43 in the older series) contain a bug whereby progressive applications such as web browsers (or the rpng2 demo app included in libpng) could receive an extra row of image data beyond the height reported in the header, potentially leading to an out-of-bounds write to memory (depending on how the application is written) and the possibility of execution of an attacker's code with the privileges of the libpng user (including remote compromise in the case of a libpng-based browser visiting a hostile website).


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47155

File Name: freebsd_pkg_edef3f2f82cf11dfbcce0018f3e2eb82.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 6/29/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/28/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1205

BID: 41174