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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:
libpng Decompression Process May Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023674
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0205   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 29 2010
Original Entry Date:  Mar 4 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG file that, when processed by the target user or system, will consume excessive CPU and memory resources while expanding a compressed chunk.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to consume excessive CPU or memory resources.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.0.53, 1.2.43, 1.4.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 15 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libpng Decompression Process May Let Remote Users Deny Service   (
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Sep 21 2011 (VMware Issues Fix for Workstation/Player) libpng Decompression Process May Let Remote Users Deny Service   (VMware Security Announcements <>)
VMware has issued a fix for Workstation and Player.

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