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RHSA-2004:249: libpng security update

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RHSA-2004:249: libpng security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/26/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated libpng packages that fix a possible buffer overflow are now available.

The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files. During an audit of Red Hat Linux updates, the Fedora Legacy team found a security issue in libpng that had not been fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. An attacker could carefully craft a PNG file in such a way that it would cause an application linked to libpng to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened by a victim. Note: this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages that contain a backported security fix and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libpng
  • redhat-upgrade-libpng-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libpng10
  • redhat-upgrade-libpng10-devel

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