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CVE-2009-0040

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

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 2.1 (libpng) RHSA-2009:0333 March 04, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325 March 05, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 RHSA-2009:0340 March 04, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325 March 05, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2009:0333 March 04, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0315 March 05, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:0325 March 05, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:0315 March 05, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libpng) RHSA-2009:0333 March 04, 2009

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