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504782: CVE-2009-2042 libpng: Interlaced Images Information Disclosure Vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libpng before 1.2.37 does not properly parse 1-bit interlaced images with width values that are not divisible by 8, which causes libpng to include uninitialized bits in certain rows of a PNG file and might allow remote attackers to read portions of sensitive memory via "out-of-bounds pixels" in the file.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2042 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 via

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (libpng) RHSA-2010:0534 2010-07-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 RHSA-2010:0534 2010-07-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 RHSA-2010:0534 2010-07-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libpng Affected


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