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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:180

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:180.

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

Steve Grubb discovered a out of bounds memory access flaw in libpng. An
attacker could carefully craft a PNG file in such a way that it would cause
an application linked to libpng to crash when opened by a victim. This
issue may not be used to execute arbitrary code.

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

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 10244
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0421
Bugtraq: 20040429 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.017] OpenPKG Security Advisory (png) (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-498 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: libpng-png-dos(16022)
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