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Red Hat update for libpng


Secunia ID

SA48485

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3045

Release Date

21 Mar 2012

Criticality

Moderately Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Where

From remote

Impact
System access

This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.

Description

Red Hat has issued an update for libpng. This fixes a vulnerability, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing images containing compressed chunks and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Updated packages are available via Red Hat Network.
http://rhn.redhat.com

Original Advisory

RHSA-2012:0407-01:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0407.html