CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2010-06-25
Bugzilla: 608644: CVE-2010-2249 libpng: Memory leak when processing Physical Scale (sCAL) images


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory leak in pngrutil.c in libpng before 1.2.44, and 1.4.x before 1.4.3, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash) via a PNG image containing malformed Physical Scale (aka sCAL) chunks.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2249 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

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

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