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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libpng packages that fix a out of bounds memory access are now
The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.
Steve Grubb discovered a out of bounds memory access flaw in libpng.
An attacker could carefully craft a PNG file in such a way that it
would cause an application linked to libpng to crash when opened by a
victim. This issue may not be used to execute arbitrary code.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages that contain a
backported security fix not vulnerable to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12492 ()
Bugtraq ID: 10244
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0421
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