GLSA 200805-10 Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 05/12/2008 01:05 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: May 11, 2008
Bugs: #219033
ID: 200805-10

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Pngcrush might result in user-assisted execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Pngcrush is a multi platform optimizer for PNG (Portable Network
Graphics) files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/pngcrush lt; 1.6.4-r1 gt;= 1.6.4-r1

Description
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It has been reported that Pngcrush includes a copy of libpng that is
vulnerable to a memory corruption (GLSA 200804-15).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
PNG image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
Service.

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-1.6.4-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1382
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1382
[ 2 ] GLSA 200804-15
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-15.xml

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-200805-10.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 2008 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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