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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58598
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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: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/5/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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