USN-1367-1: libpng vulnerabilities

16 February 2012

libpng could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • libpng - PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file library

Details

It was discovered that libpng did not properly verify the embedded profile
length of iCCP chunks. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of
service via application crash. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
(CVE-2009-5063)

Jueri Aedla discovered that libpng did not properly verify the size used
when allocating memory during chunk decompression. 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. (CVE-2011-3026)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.

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