[USN-1417-1] libpng vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Apr 5 18:32:56 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1417-1
April 05, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libpng could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- libpng: PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file library
It was discovered that libpng incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
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