GLSA-201408-06 : libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77213


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201408-06 (libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The png_push_read_chunk function in pngpread.c in the progressive decoder enters an infinite loop, when it encounters a zero-length IDAT chunk. In addition certain integer overflows have been detected and corrected.
The 1.2 branch is not affected by these vulnerabilities.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PNG file using an application linked against libpng, possibly resulting in Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.6.10' Users with current installs in the 1.5 branch should also upgrade this using:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.5.18:1.5' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77213

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201408-06.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 8/15/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libpng, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7353, CVE-2013-7354, CVE-2014-0333

BID: 65776, 67344, 67345

GLSA: 201408-06