Fedora 17 : libpng10-1.0.58-1.fc17 (2012-3507)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58336


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


A type conversion flaw leading to an out-of-bounds heap buffer read was found in the way libpng10, a library of functions for manipulation PNG image format files, performed expansion of certain iCCP, iTXt, and zTXt PNG image file chunks.

A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image file, which once opened in an application, linked against libpng10, could lead to denial of service or in some cases, execution of arbitrary code without permission of the user running such an application.

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


Update the affected libpng10 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58336

File Name: fedora_2012-3507.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/14

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3045

FEDORA: 2012-3507