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Vulnerability of libpng: memory leak via png_malloc_warn

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via png_malloc_warn() of libpng, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: libpng.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 10/10/2019.
Références of this computer vulnerability: 307, CVE-2019-17371, VIGILANCE-VUL-30595.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a memory leak via png_malloc_warn() of libpng, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This computer weakness announce impacts software or systems such as libpng.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability.

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