Amazon Linux AMI : libpng (ALAS-2012-68)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69675
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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 tEXt 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-2011-3048)

Solution

Run 'yum update libpng' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-68.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69675

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-68.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 4/30/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3048

ALAS: 2012-68

RHSA: 2012:0523