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VMware Player: Third Party Library libpng Updated to 1.2.35 (VMSA-2009-0010) (CVE-2009-0040)

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VMware Player: Third Party Library libpng Updated to 1.2.35 (VMSA-2009-0010) (CVE-2009-0040)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/22/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/30/2013
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The PNG reference library (aka libpng) before 1.0.43, and 1.2.x before 1.2.35, as used in pngcrush and other applications, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNG file that triggers a free of an uninitialized pointer in (1) the png_read_png function, (2) pCAL chunk handling, or (3) setup of 16-bit gamma tables.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-player-upgrade-2_5_3

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