FreeBSD : png -- memory corruption/possible remote code execution (262b92fe-81c8-11e1-8899-001ec9578670)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58640


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The PNG project reports :

libpng fails to correctly handle malloc() failures for text chunks (in png_set_text_2()), which can lead to memory corruption and the possibility of remote code execution.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58640

File Name: freebsd_pkg_262b92fe81c811e18899001ec9578670.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/04/09

Modified: 2014/04/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-f10-png, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:png, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3048