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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The libpng packages contain a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in libpng. An attacker
could create a specially crafted PNG image that, when opened, could
cause an application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
Users of libpng and libpng10 should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running
applications using libpng or libpng10 must be restarted for the update
to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5