OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200812-01 / optipng
||December 02, 2008
||December 02, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
A vulnerability in OptiPNG might result in user-assisted execution of
OptiPNG is a PNG optimizer that recompresses image files to a smaller
size, without losing any information.
A buffer overflow in the BMP reader in OptiPNG has been reported.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
BMP 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 OptiPNG users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/optipng-0.6.2"