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MDKSA-2006:209: libpng Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libpng package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:209 (libpng).
Buffer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in
libpng before 1.2.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a
denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified
vectors related to 'chunk error processing,' possibly involving the
It is questionable whether this issue is actually exploitable, but the
patch to correct the issue has been included in versions < 1.2.12.
Tavis Ormandy, of the Gentoo Linux Security Auditing Team, discovered a
typo in png_set_sPLT() that may cause an application using libpng to
read out of bounds, resulting in a crash. (CVE-2006-5793)
Packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:209
Threat Level: High
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