Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDVSA-2012:033)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58424


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libpng :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libpng processed compressed chunks in PNG image files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image file that, when opened, could cause an application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2011-3045).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58424

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-033.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/22

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpng3, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3045

BID: 52453

MDVSA: 2012:033