Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2004:040)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Steve Grubb discovered that libpng would access memory that is out of
bounds when creating an error message. The impact of this bug is not
clear, but it could lead to a core dump in a program using libpng, or
could result in a DoS (Denial of Service) condition in a daemon that
uses libpng to process PNG imagaes.

The updated packages are patched to correct the vulnerability.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14139 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-040.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0421

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