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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60816

Synopsis

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

Description

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way applications, using the libpng library and its progressive reading method, decoded certain PNG images. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that, when opened, could cause an application using libpng to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-1205)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way applications using the libpng library decoded PNG images that have certain, highly compressed ancillary chunks. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that could cause an application using libpng to consume excessive amounts of memory and CPU time, and possibly crash.
(CVE-2010-0205)

A memory leak flaw was found in the way applications using the libpng library decoded PNG images that use the Physical Scale (sCAL) extension. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that could cause an application using libpng to exhaust all available memory and possibly crash or exit. (CVE-2010-2249)

A sensitive information disclosure flaw was found in the way applications using the libpng library processed 1-bit interlaced PNG images. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that could cause an application using libpng to disclose uninitialized memory. (CVE-2009-2042)

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?e7962f1c

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60816

File Name: sl_20100714_libpng_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

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: 2010/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2042, CVE-2010-0205, CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-2249

CWE: 200, 399