Fedora 25 : libpng10 (2016-a4b06a036b)

high Nessus Plugin ID 96353



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes an old NULL pointer dereference bug in png_set_text_2() discovered and patched by Patrick Keshishian (CVE-2016-10087). The potential 'NULL dereference' bug has existed in libpng since version 0.71 of June 26, 1995. To be vulnerable, an application has to load a text chunk into the png structure, then delete all text, then add another text chunk to the same png structure, which seems to be an unlikely sequence, but it has happened.

The update also fixes some documentation typos and an instance of undefined behavior.

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


Update the affected libpng10 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96353

File Name: fedora_2016-a4b06a036b.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:25

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10087