Moderate CentOS libpng Update


libpng-1.2.10-17.el5_8.i386.rpm, libpng-1.2.10-17.el5_8.src.rpm, libpng-1.2.10-17.el5_8.x86_64.rpm, libpng-1.2.49-1.el6_2.i686.rpm, libpng-1.2.49-1.el6_2.src.rpm, libpng-1.2.49-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm, libpng-devel-1.2.10-17.el5_8.i386.rpm, libpng-devel-1.2.10-17.el5_8.x86_64.rpm, libpng-devel-1.2.49-1.el6_2.i686.rpm, libpng-devel-1.2.49-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm, libpng-static-1.2.49-1.el6_2.i686.rpm, libpng-static-1.2.49-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm,,
2018-01-18 11:03
2017-07-27 20:03
2017-07-27 19:03
2017-04-01 19:05
2017-01-05 20:09


Updated libpng packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

The libpng packages contain a library of functions for creating and
manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format files.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libpng processed
tEXt chunks in PNG image files. An attacker could create a
specially-crafted PNG image file that, when opened, could cause an
application using libpng to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3048)

Users of libpng should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct
this issue. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, they contain a backported
patch. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, they upgrade libpng to version
1.2.49. All running applications using libpng must be restarted for the
update to take effect.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 libpng libpng-1.2.10-17.el5_8.i386.rpm
libpng libpng-1.2.10-17.el5_8.src.rpm
libpng libpng-1.2.10-17.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libpng-devel libpng-devel-1.2.10-17.el5_8.i386.rpm
libpng-devel libpng-devel-1.2.10-17.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
6 libpng libpng-1.2.49-1.el6_2.i686.rpm
libpng libpng-1.2.49-1.el6_2.src.rpm
libpng libpng-1.2.49-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
libpng-devel libpng-devel-1.2.49-1.el6_2.i686.rpm
libpng-devel libpng-devel-1.2.49-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
libpng-static libpng-static-1.2.49-1.el6_2.i686.rpm
libpng-static libpng-static-1.2.49-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm