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Debian: CVE-2015-8472: libpng -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2015-8472: libpng -- security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/13/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/02/2016
Modified
02/20/2019

Description

Buffer overflow in the png_set_PLTE function in libpng before 1.0.65, 1.1.x and 1.2.x before 1.2.55, 1.3.x, 1.4.x before 1.4.18, 1.5.x before 1.5.25, and 1.6.x before 1.6.20 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a small bit-depth value in an IHDR (aka image header) chunk in a PNG image. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-8126.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-libpng

References

  • debian-upgrade-libpng

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