GLSA-200603-18 : Pngcrush: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-18
(Pngcrush: Buffer overflow)

Carsten Lohrke of Gentoo Linux reported that Pngcrush contains a
vulnerable version of zlib (GLSA 200507-19).

Impact :

By creating a specially crafted data stream, attackers can
overwrite data structures for applications that use Pngcrush, resulting
in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code execution.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-19.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200603-18.xml

Solution :

All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21125 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1849