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SOT Linux 2002 Advisory: libpng

Jan 13, 2003, 00:26 (0 Talkback[s])

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                   SOT Linux Security Advisory

Subject:           Updated libpng package for SOT Linux 2002
Advisory ID:       SLSA-2003:3
Date:              Sunday, January 12, 2003
Product:           SOT Linux 2002

1. Problem description

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in libpng code:

1: Buffer overflow in the progressive reader for libpng 1.2.x
before 1.2.4, and 1.0.x before 1.0.14, allows attackers to cause
a denial of service (crash) via a PNG data stream that has
more IDAT data than indicated by the IHDR chunk.

2: Buffer overflow in libpng and libpng3 may allow attackers to cause
a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code.

SOT Linux users are advised to update libpng package.

2. Updated packages

SOT Linux 2002 Desktop:


SOT Linux 2002 Server:


3. Upgrading package

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

Use up2date to automatically upgrade the fixed packages.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from
the SOT Linux FTP site (use the links above) or from one of our mirrors.
The list of mirrors can be obtained at www.sot.com/en/linux

Update the package with the following command:
rpm -Uvh <filename>

4. Verification

All packages are PGP signed by SOT for security.

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig <filename>

If you wish to verify the integrity of the downloaded package, run
"md5sum <filename>" and compare the output with data given below.

Package Name                            MD5 sum
/Desktop/i386/libpng-1.0.15-5.i386.rpm  5ccf7fb5cfd3453812f3354cbac60cf4
/Desktop/SRPMS/libpng-1.0.15-5.src.rpm  26de21dcae337c100754e53c17fc77fe
/Server/i386/libpng-1.0.15-5.i386.rpm   5ccf7fb5cfd3453812f3354cbac60cf4
/Server/SRPMS/libpng-1.0.15-5.src.rpm   26de21dcae337c100754e53c17fc77fe

5. References


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