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USN-5432-1: libpng vulnerabilities

23 May 2022

Several security issues were fixed in libpng.

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Releases

Packages

  • libpng - PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file library

Details

It was discovered that libpng incorrectly handled memory when parsing
certain PNG files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening
a specially crafted PNG file, an attacker could use this issue to cause
libpng to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possible execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12652)

Zhengxiong Luo discovered that libpng incorrectly handled memory when parsing
certain PNG files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening
a specially crafted PNG file, an attacker could use this issue to cause
libpng to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possible execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-14048)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5432-2: libpng16-16, libpng1.6, libpng16-dev