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[GLSA-200603-18] Pngcrush: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Pngcrush: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-18
(Pngcrush: Buffer overflow)
Carsten Lohrke of Gentoo Linux reported that Pngcrush contains a
vulnerable version of zlib (GLSA 200507-19).
By creating a specially crafted data stream, attackers can
overwrite data structures for applications that use Pngcrush, resulting
in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code execution.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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