Images open door to attackers

    Date06 Aug 2004
    4198
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The security issues appear in a library supporting the portable network graphics (PNG) format, used widely by programs such as the Mozilla and Opera browsers and various email clients. The most critical issue, a memory problem known as a buffer overflow, could allow specially created PNG graphics to execute a malicious program when the application loads the image. . . . Six flaws in an open-source image format allow attackers to target computers running Linux and could also put Windows PCs and Mac OS X machines at risk Six vulnerabilities in an open-source image format could allow intruders to compromise computers running Linux and may allow attacks against Windows PCs as well as Macs running OS X.

    The security issues appear in a library supporting the portable network graphics (PNG) format, used widely by programs such as the Mozilla and Opera browsers and various email clients. The most critical issue, a memory problem known as a buffer overflow, could allow specially created PNG graphics to execute a malicious program when the application loads the image.

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What is your favorite LinuxSecurity.com feature?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote&format=json
    17
    radio
    [{"id":"65","title":"Feature articles","votes":"0","type":"x","order":"1","pct":0,"resources":[]},{"id":"66","title":"News","votes":"1","type":"x","order":"2","pct":100,"resources":[]},{"id":"67","title":"HOWTOs","votes":"0","type":"x","order":"3","pct":0,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.