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[GLSA-200611-09] libpng: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libpng: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-09
(libpng: Denial of Service)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that a
vulnerability exists in the sPLT chunk handling code of libpng, a large
sPLT chunk may cause an application to attempt to read out of bounds.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft an image that when processed or viewed by
an application using libpng causes the application to terminate
abnormally.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5793


Solution:
All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libpng-1.2.13"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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