Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : libpng vulnerability (USN-1402-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58443
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libpng did not properly process compressed chunks. If a user or automated system using libpng were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service or execute code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libpng12-0 package.