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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:   libpng.sourceforge.net
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) libpng png_set_text_2() Memory Corruption Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028302
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028302
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3048   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.9 and prior versions
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 file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a memory corruption error in png_set_text_2() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

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

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/multiple_vulnerabilities_in_libpng2

Vendor URL:  www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, 11.1

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Mar 30 2012 libpng png_set_text_2() Memory Corruption Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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