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Fedora Core 1 2004-237: libpng

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the libpng package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-237 (libpng).

The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files. PNG
is a bit-mapped graphics format similar to the GIF format. PNG was
created to replace the GIF format, since GIF uses a patented data
compression algorithm.

Libpng should be installed if you need to manipulate PNG format image
files.

several buffer overflows were found in libpng. A possible hacker could create
a carefully crafted PNG file in such a way that it would cause an
application linked with libpng to execute arbitrary code when the file
was opened by a victim.

Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-237.shtml

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10857

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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