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USN-936-1: dvipng vulnerability

6 May 2010

dvipng vulnerability




Dan Rosenberg discovered that dvipng incorrectly handled certain malformed
dvi files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted dvi file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via
application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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