RHEL 2.1 / 3 : libpng (RHSA-2004:180)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 :


Solution :

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