GLSA 200603-18 Pngcrush: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 03/21/2006 04:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Pngcrush: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-18
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Pngcrush: Buffer overflow
Date: March 21, 2006
Bugs: #123286
ID: 200603-18

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Synopsis
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Pngcrush is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could potentially
lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Pngcrush is an optimizer for PNG files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/pngcrush lt; 1.6.2 gt;= 1.6.2

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.2"

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

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-18.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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