GLSA-201010-01 : Libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 49771


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201010-01 (Libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in libpng:
The png_decompress_chunk() function in pngrutil.c does not properly handle certain type of compressed data (CVE-2010-0205) A buffer overflow in pngread.c when using progressive applications (CVE-2010-1205) A memory leak in pngrutil.c when dealing with a certain type of chunks (CVE-2010-2249) Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause programs linked against the library to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program, which could be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libpng 1.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.4.3' All libpng 1.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.46'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49771

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201010-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2017/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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:gentoo:linux:libpng, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/05

Reference Information

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

BID: 38478, 41174

OSVDB: 62670, 65852, 65853, 66600

GLSA: 201010-01

CWE: 399