RHEL 3 : libpng (RHSA-2004:249)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libpng packages that fix a possible buffer overflow are now

The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

During an audit of Red Hat Linux updates, the Fedora Legacy team found
a security issue in libpng that had not been fixed in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3. An attacker could carefully craft a PNG file in
such a way that it would cause an application linked to libpng to
crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened by a victim.

Note: this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages that contain a
backported security fix and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12507 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1363