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843179: CVE-2011-3464 libpng: One-byte stack buffer overrun in png_formatted_warning

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one error in the png_formatted_warning function in pngerror.c in libpng 1.5.4 through 1.5.7 might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, which trigger a stack-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3464 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libtiff as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libpng Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libpng Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libpng Not affected