GLSA 200611-09 libpng: Denial of Service
Posted on: 11/17/2006 06:25 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libpng: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200611-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libpng: Denial of Service
Date: November 17, 2006
Bugs: #154380
ID: 200611-09

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in libpng may allow a remote attacker to crash
applications that handle untrusted images.

Background
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libpng is a free ANSI C library used to process and manipulate PNG
images.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libpng lt; 1.2.13 gt;= 1.2.13

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libpng-1.2.13"

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

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-200611-09.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/2.5



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