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Security Bulletin: IBM Informix Genero vulnerable to libpng chunk decompression integer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2011-3026).

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A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit an integer overflow vulnerability in the libpng library to cause a crash or execute malicious code on a vulnerable system.


CVE ID: CVE-2011-3026

The libpng library used by IBM Informix Genero contains an integer overflow vulnerability. If you use IBM Informix Genero to handle PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image files and an attacker causes your IBM Informix Genero program to open or display a malicious PNG file, your IBM Informix Genero application might crash, or could be caused to run malicious code with the privileges of the user running the application.

CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

IBM Informix Genero releases prior to 2.41 - all platforms


The fix is available in the IBM Informix Genero 2.41 version that became available in Passport Advantage on December 7, 2012. Customers must upgrade to the new version.

Do not support the upload or display of user-supplied .png files in your applications.



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    17 January 2013: Original copy published

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  • Document information

    More support for: Informix Tools
    Informix Genero

    Software version: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

    Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

    Reference #: 1620982

    Modified date: 23 January 2013

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