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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201908-02 ] libpng Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libpng: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201908-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2019-08-03
Bug(s): #683366
ID: 201908-02

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libpng, the worst of
which could result in a Denial of Service condition.


Background

libpng is a standard library used to process PNG (Portable Network
Graphics) images. It is used by several programs, including web browsers
and potentially server processes.


Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/libpng
Vulnerable: < 1.6.37
Unaffected: >= 1.6.37
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpng. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted PNG
file, could cause a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libpng users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libpng-1.6.37"
   


References

CVE-2018-14048
CVE-2018-14550
CVE-2019-7317
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