Fedora 9 : libpng10-1.0.43-1.fc9 (2009-2045)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This release fixes a vulnerability in which some arrays of pointers
are not initialized prior to using malloc to define the pointers. If
the application runs out of memory while executing the allocation loop
(which can be forced by malevolent input), libpng10 will jump to a
cleanup process that attempts to free all of the pointers, including
the undefined ones. This issue has been assigned CVE-2009-0040

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=486355
http://www.nessus.org/u?bf87270b

Solution :

Update the affected libpng10 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35808 (fedora_2009-2045.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33827

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0040

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