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TUCoPS :: Unix :: General :: unix5619.htm

libpng buffer overflow when loading progressive images



9th Aug 2002 [SBWID-5619]
COMMAND

	libpng buffer overflow when loading progressive images

SYSTEMS AFFECTED

	 libpng 1.0.13 and previous

	 libpng 1.2.3 and previous

PROBLEM

	Accordingly with Ximian support web site [http://support.ximian.org],  a
	potential buffer overflow exists  in  libpng  when  loading  progressive
	images.
	

	impacted software are, at least, mozilla and Evolution.

SOLUTION

	upgrade to lastest libpng version - 1.0.14 or 1.2.4*,  and  latest  soft
	versions (in case of static linking...) or recompile against new lib.


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