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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:   libpng.sourceforge.net
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) libpng Buffer Overflow in png_set_PLTE()/png_get_PLTE() Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034598
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034598
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8472   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 7 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 1.0.65, 1.2.55, 1.4.18, 1.5.25, 1.6.20
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG file that, when loaded by the target application, will trigger a buffer overflow in the png_set_PLTE() and png_get_PLTE() functions and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application using libpng.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix for CVE-2015-8472.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2861-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2861-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.04, 15.10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 13 2015 libpng Buffer Overflow in png_set_PLTE()/png_get_PLTE() Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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