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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58598
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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.


Upgrade the libpng packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58598

File Name: debian_DSA-2446.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/5/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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: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: 4/4/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3048

BID: 52830

DSA: 2446