Debian DSA-2446-1 : libpng - incorrect memory handling

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58598

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that incorrect memory handling in the png_set_text2() function of the PNG library could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the libpng packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version libpng_1.2.44-1+squeeze4.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/libpng

https://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2446

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58598

File Name: debian_DSA-2446.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/05

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3048

BID: 52830

DSA: 2446