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USN-3962-1: libpng vulnerability

30 April 2019

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

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Releases

Packages

  • libpng1.6 - PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file library

Details

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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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