Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2004:063)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in libpng due to a
wrong calculation of some loop offset values. This buffer overflow can
lead to Denial of Service or even remote compromise.

This vulnerability was initially patched in January of 2003, but it
has since been noted that fixes were required in two additional places
that had not been corrected with the earlier patch. This update uses
an updated patch to fix all known issues.

After the upgrade, all applications that use libpng should be
restarted. Many applications are linked to libpng, so if you are
unsure of what applications to restart, you may wish to reboot the
system. Mandrakesoft encourages all users to upgrade immediately.

See also :

http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:008

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14162 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-063.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1363

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