SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libpng16 (SUSE-SU-2015:0092-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 83669


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2014-9495: libpng versions heap overflow vulnerability, that under certain circumstances could be exploit. [bnc#912076]

- CVE-2015-0973: A heap-based overflow was found in the png_combine_row() function of the libpng library, when very large interlaced images were used.[bnc#912929]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-33

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-33

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-33

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 83669

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0092-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng16, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng16-16, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng16-16-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng16-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9495, CVE-2015-0973

BID: 71820, 71994

OSVDB: 116195, 116943