libpng (SSA:2006-335-03)
Posted on: 12/02/2006 07:07 AM

New libpng packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix security issues.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to libpng-1.2.14. This fixes a bug where a specially crafted PNG
file could crash applications that use libpng.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
5e7bac72067dfebb12551b507e8c6a49 libpng-1.2.14-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
e303a64de57491dfef8dd460500436da libpng-1.2.14-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
8d2347b553374e1a13800d06f6649887 libpng-1.2.14-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
f58b88f9d26257bdd1d10cf5a567c584 libpng-1.2.14-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
0a6e1f2f0107ed1829dea247f2032cc2 libpng-1.2.14-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
782c1cc5d65f62c01df761f4443ba880 libpng-1.2.14-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
f0043f7ebf31d1033a04d30438570486 libpng-1.2.14-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg libpng-1.2.14-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


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