SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected libpng10 package.