USN-1-1: PNG library vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/23/2004 06:31 PM

Updated PNG libary package are available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice 1-1 October 22, 2004
PNG library vulnerabilities

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version (libpng12-0 and libpng12-dev) or 1.0.15-6ubuntu1 (libpng10-0 and libpng10-dev). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Several integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in the PNG library. These vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker by providing a specially crafted PNG image which, when processed by the PNG library, could result in the execution of program code provided by the attacker.

The PNG library is used by a variety of software packages for different purposes, so the exact nature of the exposure will vary depending on the software involved.

Source archives:
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Architecture-independent packages:
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amd64 architecture (AMD and Intel x86-64)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
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