Debian: DSA-2446-1: libpng security update

    Date04 Apr 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that incorrect memory handling in the png_set_text2() function of the PNG library could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2446-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    April 04, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libpng
    Vulnerability  : incorrect memory handling
    Problem type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3048
    
    It was discovered that incorrect memory handling in the png_set_text2()
    function of the PNG library could lead to the execution of arbitrary 
    code.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version libpng_1.2.44-1+squeeze4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your incorrect memory handling packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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