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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200603-18] Pngcrush: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Pngcrush: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-18
(Pngcrush: Buffer overflow)


Carsten Lohrke of Gentoo Linux reported that Pngcrush contains a
vulnerable version of zlib (GLSA 200507-19).

Impact

By creating a specially crafted data stream, attackers can
overwrite data structures for applications that use Pngcrush, resulting
in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code execution.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-19.xml
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1849


Solution:
All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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