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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:
libpng Memory Corruption Error in png_do_rgb_to_gray() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024955
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0408   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 12 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.0 only
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a memory corruption error and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

Glenn Randers-Pehrson reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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