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[DSA570] DSA-570-1 libpng Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Several integer overflows have been discovered by its upstream
developers in libpng, a commonly used library to display PNG graphics.
They could be exploited to cause arbitrary code to be executed when a
specially crafted PNG image is processed.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libpng packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-570
Threat Level: High
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