CVE Database

CVE-2011-2690

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-07-07
Bugzilla: 720607: CVE-2011-2690 libpng: buffer overwrite in png_rgb_to_gray

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in libpng 1.0.x before 1.0.55, 1.2.x before 1.2.45, 1.4.x before 1.4.8, and 1.5.x before 1.5.4, when used by an application that calls the png_rgb_to_gray function but not the png_set_expand function, allows remote attackers to overwrite memory with an arbitrary amount of data, and possibly have unspecified other impact, via a crafted PNG image.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2690 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
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 (libpng) RHSA-2011:1104 July 28, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libpng) RHSA-2011:1105 July 28, 2011

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