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Security update for libpng

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(Last modified: 09JAN2003)


solutions Security update for libpng SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c8682399c09f0f2f4edc57b5b26db301)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE eMail Server II

Package: libpng
Release: 20030109
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this update as libpng is used by many graphic processing applications.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The PNG processing library libpng contains a bug in the PNG file handling functions. Due to a miscalculation of the initial offset for a loop a buffer overflow can be triggered. This bug is possibly remote exploitable by opening pictures from untrusted sources like web pages or e-mails.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh libpng.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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