libpng, libpng10 security update

ID CESA-2012:0317
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2012-02-22T09:09:32


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2012:0317

The libpng packages contain a library of functions for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in libpng. An attacker could create a specially-crafted PNG image that, when opened, could cause an application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3026)

Users of libpng and libpng10 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications using libpng or libpng10 must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: libpng libpng-devel libpng-static libpng10 libpng10-devel

Upstream details at: