Fedora 25 : libpng10 (2016-a4b06a036b)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96353
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

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Solution

Update the affected libpng10 package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-a4b06a036b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96353

File Name: fedora_2016-a4b06a036b.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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