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Bug 564244 (CVE-2015-7981) - <media-libs/libpng-1.2.54: out of bounds read (CVE-2015-7981)
Summary: <media-libs/libpng-1.2.54: out of bounds read (CVE-2015-7981)
Alias: CVE-2015-7981
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa cve]
Depends on: CVE-2015-8126
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Reported: 2015-10-27 08:41 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2016-11-15 07:40 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-10-27 08:41:45 UTC
From ${URL} :

there is a memory read out of bound in libpng 1.2.* and 1.4.* , which is used in many operate systems and applications. 
it may leak information in the application .

this bug has been accepted and fixed in LIBPNG :

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2016-11-15 07:40:40 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201611-08 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).