Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-2861-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87774

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that libpng incorrectly handled certain small bit-depth values. If a user or automated system using libpng were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2015-8472)

Qixue Xiao and Chen Yu discovered that libpng incorrectly handled certain malformed images. If a user or automated system using libpng were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8540).

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

Solution

Update the affected libpng12-0 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2861-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87774

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2861-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/07

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpng12-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8472, CVE-2015-8540

USN: 2861-1