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Secunia Security Advisory 30009

Secunia Security Advisory 30009
Posted Apr 29, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Slackware has issued an update for libpng. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), disclose potentially sensitive information, or potentially compromise an application using the library.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, slackware
SHA-256 | 14f11a97e435f7f6623c9d32d9c69af23ec955820f42c77e25d9d93be1bff1e5

Secunia Security Advisory 30009

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TITLE:
Slackware update for libpng

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA30009

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/30009/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
Exposure of sensitive information, DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Slackware Linux 8.x
http://secunia.com/product/146/
Slackware Linux 9.0
http://secunia.com/product/1336/
Slackware Linux 9.1
http://secunia.com/product/2265/
Slackware Linux 10.0
http://secunia.com/product/4368/
Slackware Linux 11.0
http://secunia.com/product/13491/

DESCRIPTION:
Slackware has issued an update for libpng. This fixes a
vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a
DoS (Denial of Service), disclose potentially sensitive information,
or potentially compromise an application using the library.

For more information:
SA29792

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages.

Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/libpng-1.2.27-i486-1.tgz

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.541247

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA29792:
http://secunia.com/advisories/29792/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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