OptiPNG: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201608-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OptiPNG, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/optipng on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.7.6
Unaffected versions >= 0.7.6

Background

OptiPNG is a PNG optimizer that recompresses image files to a smaller size, without losing any information.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OptiPNG. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OptiPNG users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/optipng-0.7.6"
 

References

Release Date
August 11, 2016

Latest Revision
August 11, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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