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[ GLSA 200705-24 ] libpng: Denial of Service
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 20:12:58 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200705-24
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libpng: Denial of Service
      Date: May 31, 2007
      Bugs: #178004
        ID: 200705-24

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in libpng may allow a remote attacker to crash
applications that handle untrusted images.

Background
==========

libpng is a free ANSI C library used to process and manipulate PNG
images.

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

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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/libpng      < 1.2.17                         >= 1.2.17

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

Mats Palmgren fixed an error in file pngrutil.c in which the trans[]
array might be not allocated because of images with a bad tRNS chunk
CRC value.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could craft an image that when processed or viewed by
an application using libpng causes the application to terminate
abnormally.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Please note that due to separate bugs in libpng 1.2.17, Gentoo does not
provide libpng-1.2.17 but libpng-1.2.18. All libpng users should
upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libpng-1.2.18"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-2445
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2445

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-24.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
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Copyright 2007 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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