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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200906-01 ] libpng: Information disclosure Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libpng: Information disclosure (GLSA 200906-01)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 27, 2009
Bug(s): #272970
ID: 200906-01

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in libpng that allows for information disclosure.

Background

libpng is the official PNG reference library used to read, write and manipulate PNG images.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/libpng
Vulnerable: < 1.2.37
Unaffected: >= 1.2.37
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Jeff Phillips discovered that libpng does not properly parse 1-bit interlaced images with width values that are not divisible by 8, which causes libpng to include uninitialized bits in certain rows of a PNG file.

Impact

A remote attacker might entice a user to open a specially crafted PNG file, possibly resulting in the disclosure of sensitive memory portions.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libpng-1.2.37"


References

CVE-2009-2042
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