Libpng Update for Debian
Posted on: 12/20/2002 12:20 AM

A libpng security update for Debian GNU/Linux has been released

Glenn Randers-Pehrson discovered a problem in connection with 16-bit samples from libpng, an interface for reading and writing PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format files. The starting offsets for the loops are calculated incorrectly which causes a buffer overrun beyond the beginning of the row buffer.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.12-3.woody.3 for libpng and in version 1.2.1-1.1.woody.3 for libpng3.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.5-1.1 for libpng. There are no other libpng packages.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.12-7 for libpng and in version 1.2.5-8 for libpng3.


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