GLSA 200903-12 OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/09/2009 02:20 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 09, 2009
Bugs: #260265
ID: 200903-12

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

Background
==========

OptiPNG is a PNG optimizer that recompresses image files to a smaller
size, without losing any information.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/optipng lt; 0.6.2-r1 gt;= 0.6.2-r1

Description
===========

Roy Tam reported a use-after-free vulnerability in the
GIFReadNextExtension() function in lib/pngxtern/gif/gifread.c leading
to a memory corruption when reading a GIF image.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
GIF 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 OptiPNG users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/optipng-0.6.2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0749
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0749

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-12.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 2009 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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