Pngcrush: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200805-10 / pngcrush
||May 11, 2008
||May 11, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
A vulnerability in Pngcrush might result in user-assisted execution of
Pngcrush is a multi platform optimizer for PNG (Portable Network
It has been reported that Pngcrush includes a copy of libpng that is
vulnerable to a memory corruption (GLSA 200804-15).
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
PNG image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pngcrush users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/pngcrush-1.6.4-r1"