Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libpng vulnerabilities (USN-960-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 47695
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain malformed PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1205)
It was discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain malformed PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a crafted PNG image, an attacker could possibly use this flaw to consume all available resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2249).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.