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2004\08\28@222434 by hilip Stortz

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ok, i should no this, but what is the libpng vulnerability?  is it only
a windows thing? (i hope...  that or hopefully my firewall catches it).

Russell McMahon wrote:
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> > I use Mozilla 1.something (should upgrade since the latest libpng
> > vulnerability...)
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2004\08\29@170725 by Russell McMahon

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> Russell McMahon wrote:
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> > > I use Mozilla 1.something (should upgrade since the latest libpng
> > > vulnerability...)

No he didn't!  :-)
I originated the original thread - but have had no involvement in the topic
change.
In fact, this is the only post I have seen with the changed topic.



       RM

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2004\08\30@100129 by M. Adam Davis

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The libpng is an open source implementation of the PNG image standard.  
It is used in a lot of open source projects both on windows and linux
(and other operating systems).

The vulnerability is a simple buffer overflow exploit.  A correctly
designed PNG picture might cause a computer running this software to run
arbitrary code (whatever the attacker wants to run).

So a web page that contains a simple picture could spread a virus.

The problem, AFAIK, is only a possible vulnerability with no known
working exploit, but it was fixed because it could be serious.  Upgrade
your browser and any open source program that manipulates images and
you'll be fine.

-Adam

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