Fedora 10 : libpng10-1.0.43-1.fc10 (2009-1976)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 37687
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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

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Update the affected libpng10 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37687

File Name: fedora_2009-1976.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpng10, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0040

BID: 33827

FEDORA: 2009-1976

CWE: 94