CVE-2009-0040

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-02-19
Bugzilla:
486355: CVE-2009-0040 libpng arbitrary free() flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The PNG reference library (aka libpng) before 1.0.43, and 1.2.x before 1.2.35, as used in pngcrush and other applications, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNG file that triggers a free of an uninitialized pointer in (1) the png_read_png function, (2) pCAL chunk handling, or (3) setup of 16-bit gamma tables.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0040 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0315 2009-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2009:0333 2009-03-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (libpng) RHSA-2009:0333 2009-03-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 RHSA-2009:0340 2009-03-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325 2009-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0315 2009-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libpng) RHSA-2009:0333 2009-03-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325 2009-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325 2009-03-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 libpng10 1.0.13-20 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.7-1.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 libpng 1.2.7-3.el4_7.2 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 libpng 1.2.2-29 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 libpng10 1.0.16-3.el4_7.3 Fixed