GLSA-200812-01 : OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-01
(OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow in the BMP reader in OptiPNG has been reported.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
BMP image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All OptiPNG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/optipng-0.6.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35018 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5101