Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDVSA-2014:035)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72550


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


Updated libpng and libpng12 packages fix security vulnerability :

The png_do_expand_palette function in libpng before 1.6.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a PLTE chunk of zero bytes or a NULL palette, related to pngrtran.c and pngset.c (CVE-2013-6954).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72550

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/18

Modified: 2014/02/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png12-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png12_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64png15_15, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6954

BID: 64493

MDVSA: 2014:035