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Debian: Security update for libpng

It was discovered that incorrect memory handling in the png_set_text2() function of the PNG library could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2446-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
April 04, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libpng
Vulnerability  : incorrect memory handling
Problem type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3048

It was discovered that incorrect memory handling in the png_set_text2()
function of the PNG library could lead to the execution of arbitrary 
code.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version libpng_1.2.44-1+squeeze4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your incorrect memory handling packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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