[USN-3962-1] libpng vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Apr 30 18:22:18 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3962-1
April 30, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpng be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted
- libpng1.6: PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file library
It was discovered that libpng incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause libpng to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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