Scientific Linux Security Update : libpng on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120220)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61254

Synopsis

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

Description

The libpng packages contain a library of functions for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in libpng. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that, when opened, could cause an application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3026)

Users of libpng and libpng10 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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?47a385a6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61254

File Name: sl_20120220_libpng_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng-static, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng10, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng10-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libpng10-devel, 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: 2/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026