SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libpng15 (SUSE-SU-2017:0950-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99243


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


This update for libpng15 fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2015-8540: read underflow in libpng (bsc#958791)

- CVE-2016-10087: NULL pointer dereference in png_set_text_2() (bsc#1017646)

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 Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-548=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-548=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-548=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-548=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-548=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99243

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0950-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/07

Modified: 2017/04/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng15, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng15-15-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpng15-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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8540, CVE-2016-10087

OSVDB: 131598, 149380