Debian Security Advisory DSA 3443-1 (libpng - security update)

Published: 2016-01-12 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
libpng on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.49-1+deb7u2. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.50-2+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your libpng Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the libpng PNG library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2015-8472It was discovered that the original fix for CVE-2015-8126 was incomplete and did not detect a potential overrun by applications using png_set_PLTE directly. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (application crash). CVE-2015-8540 Xiao Qixue and Chen Yu discovered a flaw in the png_check_keyword function. A remote attacker can potentially take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (application crash).

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8126
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8472
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8540

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3443.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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