USN-1402-1: libpng vulnerability
22 March 2012
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 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.