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[ GLSA 200805-10 ] Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 23:44:36 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200805-10
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: May 11, 2008
      Bugs: #219033
        ID: 200805-10

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Pngcrush is a multi platform optimizer for PNG (Portable Network
Graphics) files.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-gfx/pngcrush     < 1.6.4-r1                     >= 1.6.4-r1

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

It has been reported that Pngcrush includes a copy of libpng that is
vulnerable to a memory corruption (GLSA 200804-15).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
PNG image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.4-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1382
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1382
  [ 2 ] GLSA 200804-15
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-15.xml

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-10.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2008 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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