[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:211 ] - Updated pxelinux packages to fix embedded libpng vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/17/2006 12:55 AM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:211
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : pxelinux
Date : November 16, 2006
Affected: 2006.0, Corporate 4.0
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Problem Description:

PXELINUX is a PXE bootloader. It is built with a private copy of
libpng, and as such could be susceptible to some of the same
vulnerabilities:

Buffer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in
libpng before 1.2.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a
denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified
vectors related to "chunk error processing," possibly involving the
"chunk_name". (CVE-2006-3334)

It is questionable whether this issue is actually exploitable, but the
patch to correct the issue has been included in versions lt; 1.2.12.

Tavis Ormandy, of the Gentoo Linux Security Auditing Team, discovered a
typo in png_set_sPLT() that may cause an application using libpng to
read out of bounds, resulting in a crash. (CVE-2006-5793)

Packages have been patched to correct these issues.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3334
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5793
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
0ea71d307e69d9edd950e75cabafd7c0 2006.0/i586/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
dff7ef13f57d61a451b77b00918e07cd 2006.0/i586/pxelinux-devel-3.11-1.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
a9c531ff69efb2df50a8a00311181f65 2006.0/SRPMS/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
deec78c2bf5e26ff7d7aab58cf5a2fc5 2006.0/x86_64/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
52d33b5d03e87636fbda2e643dc60882 2006.0/x86_64/pxelinux-devel-3.11-1.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
a9c531ff69efb2df50a8a00311181f65 2006.0/SRPMS/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

Corporate 4.0:
b0d3ea9fb11f47f5b60d35e511c069cf corporate/4.0/i586/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
c34a3638a6042258306fa591a542f880 corporate/4.0/i586/pxelinux-devel-3.11-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
68a203b1315849d3f690e2c5dd05b994 corporate/4.0/SRPMS/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
101bf5ce7b71092aa0d867475c71713b corporate/4.0/x86_64/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
b8e512bf0b8ce91b64fad1a69735360c corporate/4.0/x86_64/pxelinux-devel-3.11-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm
68a203b1315849d3f690e2c5dd05b994 corporate/4.0/SRPMS/pxelinux-3.11-1.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;
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