Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : libpng (ELSA-2012-0317)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68485
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0317 :

Updated libpng and libpng10 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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 libpng packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002621.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002622.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-February/002623.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68485

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0317.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

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:oracle:linux:libpng, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libpng-static, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libpng10, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libpng10-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/21/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026

BID: 52049

RHSA: 2012:0317