Scientific Linux Security Update : libpng on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60539

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A flaw was discovered in libpng that could result in libpng trying to free() random memory if certain, unlikely error conditions occurred.
If a carefully-crafted PNG file was loaded by an application linked against libpng, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2009-0040)

A flaw was discovered in the way libpng handled PNG images containing 'unknown' chunks. If an application linked against libpng attempted to process a malformed, unknown chunk in a malicious PNG image, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2008-1382)

All running applications using libpng or libpng10 must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a5ad1923

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60539

File Name: sl_20090304_libpng_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1382, CVE-2009-0040

CWE: 94, 189