CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : libpng / libpng10 (CESA-2010:0534)

High Nessus Plugin ID 47741

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated libpng and libpng10 packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The libpng packages contain a library of functions for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way applications, using the libpng library and its progressive reading method, decoded certain PNG images. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that, when opened, could cause an application using libpng to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-1205)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way applications using the libpng library decoded PNG images that have certain, highly compressed ancillary chunks. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that could cause an application using libpng to consume excessive amounts of memory and CPU time, and possibly crash.
(CVE-2010-0205)

A memory leak flaw was found in the way applications using the libpng library decoded PNG images that use the Physical Scale (sCAL) extension. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that could cause an application using libpng to exhaust all available memory and possibly crash or exit. (CVE-2010-2249)

A sensitive information disclosure flaw was found in the way applications using the libpng library processed 1-bit interlaced PNG images. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that could cause an application using libpng to disclose uninitialized memory. (CVE-2009-2042)

Users of libpng and libpng10 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications using libpng or libpng10 must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected libpng and / or libpng10 packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5110e399

http://www.nessus.org/u?2322f6aa

http://www.nessus.org/u?916c87cf

http://www.nessus.org/u?7f4b435e

http://www.nessus.org/u?18d3537b

http://www.nessus.org/u?9388a999

http://www.nessus.org/u?aac17204

http://www.nessus.org/u?aba3d815

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47741

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0534.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/16

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng10, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpng10-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2042, CVE-2010-0205, CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-2249

BID: 35233, 38478, 41174

RHSA: 2010:0534

CWE: 200, 399