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|Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:27 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200407-06 ] libpng: Buffer overflow on row buffers
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: libpng: Buffer overflow on row buffers (GLSA 200407-06)
Date: July 08, 2004
libpng contains a buffer overflow vulnerability potentially allowing an attacker to perform a Denial of Service attack or even execute arbitrary code.
libpng is a standard library used to process PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. It is used by several other programs, including web browsers and potentially server processes.
Vulnerable: <= 1.2.5-r6
Unaffected: >= 1.2.5-r7
Architectures: All supported architectures
Due to a wrong calculation of loop offset values, libpng contains a buffer overflow vulnerability on the row buffers. This vulnerability was initially patched in January 2003 but since it has been discovered that libpng contains the same vulnerability in two other places.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause programs linked against the library to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.
All libpng users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
You should also run revdep-rebuild to rebuild any packages that depend on older versions of libpng :
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-libs/libpng-1.2.5-r7"
# emerge ">=media-libs/libpng-1.2.5-r7"
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