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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:   libpng.sourceforge.net
(Sun Issues Fix) libpng Memory Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022310
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022310
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0040   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 30 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.0.43 and 1.2.35
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG image file that, when processed by the target application, will cause libpng to attempt to free uninitialized memory and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.



Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 137080-03 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_113 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 137081-03 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_113 or later

Note that for Solaris 10 the issues referred to as CVE-2007-5267,
CVE-2008-3964, CVE-2007-5266, CVE-2007-5268, CVE-2007-5269, and
CVE-2008-1382 are resolved in patches 137080-02 and 137081-02 and
later revisions.

Sun is working on a fix for Solaris 8 and 9.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259989-1

Vendor URL:  libpng.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 4 2009 libpng Memory Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Sat, 30 May 2009 10:23:34 -0400
Subject:  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259989-1



CVE-2007-5266
CVE-2007-5267
CVE-2007-5268
CVE-2007-5269
CVE-2008-1382
CVE-2008-3964
CVE-2009-0040
 
 


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