Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libpng (MDKSA-2004:040)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14139
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSteve 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.