Debian DSA-2072-1 : libpng - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 47767



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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpng, a library for reading and writing PNG files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2010-1205 It was discovered a buffer overflow in libpng which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PNG image that triggers an additional data row.

- CVE-2010-2249 It was discovered a memory leak in libpng which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash) via a PNG image containing malformed Physical Scale (aka sCAL) chunks.


Upgrade the libpng package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.27-2+lenny4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47767

File Name: debian_DSA-2072.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpng, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/19/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-2249

BID: 41174

DSA: 2072