Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-1175-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55699
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Frank Busse discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain malformed PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PNG file, an attacker could cause libpng to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 10.10, and 11.04. (CVE-2011-2501)

It was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain malformed PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-2690)

Frank Busse discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain PNG images with invalid sCAL chunks. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-2692).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libpng12-0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1175-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55699

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1175-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/26/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2501, CVE-2011-2690, CVE-2011-2692

BID: 48474, 48618, 48660

USN: 1175-1