Amazon Linux AMI : libpng (ALAS-2012-56)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69663

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libpng processed compressed chunks in PNG image files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image file 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-2011-3045)

Solution

Run 'yum update libpng' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-56.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69663

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-56.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpng, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpng-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpng-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpng-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3045

ALAS: 2012-56

RHSA: 2012:0407