Debian DSA-2439-1 : libpng - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58437


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


Glenn-Randers Pehrson discovered an buffer overflow in the libpng PNG library, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed image is processed.


Upgrade the libpng packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.44-1+squeeze3. Packages for i386 are not yet available, but will be provided shortly.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58437

File Name: debian_DSA-2439.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpng, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3045

BID: 52453

DSA: 2439