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USN1-1 : PNG library vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PNG library vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libpng10-0
- libpng10-dev
- libpng12-0
- libpng12-dev
- libpng2
- libpng2-dev
- libpng3
- libpng3-dev

Description :

Several integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the PNG library.
These vulnerabilities could be exploited by a possible hacker by providing a
specially crafted PNG image which, when processed by the PNG library, could
result in the execution of program code provided by the attacker.

The PNG library is used by a variety of software packages for different
purposes, so the exact nature of the exposure will vary depending on the
software involved.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libpng10-0-1.0.15-6ubuntu1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng10-dev-1.0.15-6ubuntu1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng12-0- (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng12-dev- (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng2-1.0.15-6ubuntu1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng2-dev-1.0.15-6ubuntu1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng3- (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libpng3-dev- (Ubuntu 4.10)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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