Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-538-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28145
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libpng did not properly perform bounds checking and comparisons in certain operations. An attacker could send a specially crafted PNG image and cause a denial of service in applications linked against libpng.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libpng12-0, libpng12-dev and / or libpng3 packages.