libpng up to 1.3 pngrutil.c resource management

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A vulnerability was found in libpng up to 1.3 (Image Processing Software). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the file pngrutil.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was published 06/30/2010 as Bug 608644 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2010-2249 since 06/09/2010. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47741 (CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : libpng / libpng10 (CESA-2010:0534)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 119009 (Apple iTunes Prior to 10.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2011-03-02-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 41174), X-Force (59816), Secunia (SA40302), SecurityTracker (ID 1024723) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-56240). Similar entries are available at 4312, 4400, 4429 and 51881.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 47741
Nessus Name: CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : libpng / libpng10 (CESA-2010:0534)
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OpenVAS ID: 67828
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2072-1 (libpng)
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Upgrade: libpng 1.4


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Advisory: Bug 608644
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2249 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 41174 - libpng Memory Corruption and Memory Leak Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 40302 - libpng Two Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 59816
SecurityTracker: 1024723
Vulnerability Center: 56240 - Libpng Prior to 1.2.44 and 1.4-1.4.2 Memory Leak Remote DoS Vulnerability via PNG Image with sCAL, Medium
Vupen: ADV-2010-1612

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 07/22/2018 10:14 AM
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