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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-10087: libpng: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-10087: libpng: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
01/30/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The png_set_text_2 function in libpng 0.71 before 1.0.67, 1.2.x before 1.2.57, 1.4.x before 1.4.20, 1.5.x before 1.5.28, and 1.6.x before 1.6.27 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a NULL pointer dereference vectors involving loading a text chunk into a png structure, removing the text, and then adding another text chunk to the structure.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-media-libs-libpng

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