GLSA-200906-01 : libpng: Information disclosure

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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-200906-01
(libpng: Information disclosure)

Jeff Phillips discovered that libpng does not properly parse 1-bit
interlaced images with width values that are not divisible by 8, which
causes libpng to include uninitialized bits in certain rows of a PNG

Impact :

A remote attacker might entice a user to open a specially crafted PNG
file, possibly resulting in the disclosure of sensitive memory

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.37'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39561 (gentoo_GLSA-200906-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35233

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2042

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