[SECURITY] Fedora 8 Update: libpng10-1.0.37-1.fc8

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-05-28 22:53:49

Name        : libpng10
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 1.0.37
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         : http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html
Summary     : Old version of libpng, needed to run old binaries
Description :
The libpng10 package contains an old version of libpng, a library of functions
for creating and manipulating PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image format

This package is needed if you want to run binaries that were linked dynamically
with libpng 1.0.x.

Update Information:

This update fixes the way that libpng10 handles unknown zero-length chunks,
which in previous versions could result in writing to attacker controlled
addresses, depending on how the libpng api is used.    To be affected, an
application would have to call png_set_keep_unknown_chunks(), which tells libpng
not to ignore unknown chunks, but to do something with them.  The PNG spec
allows for "unknown" chunks, which are ignored by default, but an  application
could in theory embed some sort of extra data in a png image, then later get it
back out via this mechanism.    No packages in Fedora are believed to be
affected by this issue, but it's possible that third-party applications could

* Fri May  9 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.37-1
- update to 1.0.37
- autotools patch no longer needed
- explicitly specify the library filename in %files as a consistency check
* Wed Apr 30 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.34-1
- update to 1.0.34
- update autotools patch
* Wed Apr 30 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.33-1
- update to 1.0.33 (CVE-2008-1382, #441839)
- add patch to fix broken autotools build scripts
* Thu Apr  3 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.32-1
- update to 1.0.32
* Tue Feb 19 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.31-1
- update to 1.0.31
* Wed Feb 13 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.30-2
- rebuild with gcc 4.3.0 for Fedora 9

  [ 1 ] Bug #441839 - CVE-2008-1382 libpng unknown chunk handling flaw

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update libpng10' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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