GLSA-200408-03 : libpng: Numerous vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14559
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-03 (libpng: Numerous vulnerabilities)
libpng contains numerous vulnerabilities including NULL pointer dereference errors and boundary errors in various functions.
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause programs linked against the library to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the vulnerable program, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.
SolutionAll libpng users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.5-r8' # emerge '>=media-libs/libpng-1.2.5-r8' You should also run revdep-rebuild to rebuild any packages that depend on older versions of libpng :