USN-1417-1: libpng vulnerability
5 April 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 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 package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.