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MDKSA-2006:212: doxygen Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the doxygen package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:212 (doxygen).
Doxygen is a documentation system for C, C++ and IDL. It is built with
a private copy of libpng, and as such could be susceptible to some of
the same vulnerabilities:
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)
In addition, an patch to address several old vulnerabilities has been
applied to this build. (CVE-2002-1363, CVE-2004-0421, CVE-2004-0597,
Packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:212
Threat Level: High
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