libpng update

2004-05-03T13:08:30
ID SSA-2004-124-04
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2004-05-03T13:08:30

Description

New libpng packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, and -current to fix an issue where libpng could be caused to crash, perhaps creating a denial of service issue if network services are linked with it.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0421

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:

Sun May 2 17:16:41 PDT 2004 patches/packages/libpng-1.2.5-i486-2.tgz: Patched a problem where libpng may access memory that is out of bounds when creating an error message, possibly crashing libpng and creating a denial of service. For more details, see: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0421 ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.5-i386-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.5-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/libpng-1.2.5-i486-2.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 package: 6c68e6a65850e26b60651d65fd8c0a2f libpng-1.2.5-i386-2.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package: 781c7e61997c34c5c70855be40012bb9 libpng-1.2.5-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package: 476b916ded315a2eba0af3c6637d770b libpng-1.2.5-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg libpng-1.2.5-i486-2.tgz