[SECURITY] Fedora 9 Update: libpng10-1.0.43-1.fc9

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Fedora Update Notification
2009-02-24 17:21:33

Name        : libpng10
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     : 1.0.43
Release     : 1.fc9
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 release fixes a vulnerability in which some arrays of pointers are not
initialized prior to using malloc to define the pointers. If the application
runs out of memory while executing the allocation loop (which can be forced by
malevolent input), libpng10 will jump to a cleanup process that attempts to free
all of the pointers, including the undefined ones.    This issue has been
assigned CVE-2009-0040

* Thu Feb 19 2009 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.43-1
- update to 1.0.43 (clear pointer arrays created using png_malloc())
* Fri Dec 19 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.42-1
- update to 1.0.42 (various minor bugfixes and code cleanups)
* Fri Oct 31 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.41-1
- update to 1.0.41 (addresses #468990, memory leak after reading a malformed
  tEXt chunk)
* Fri Sep 19 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.40-1
- update to 1.0.40
* Thu Aug 21 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.39-1
- update to 1.0.39
* Sun Aug 17 2008 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.0.38-1
- update to 1.0.38
- update soname patch to apply without fuzz
* 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

  [ 1 ] Bug #486355 - CVE-2009-0040 libpng arbitrary free() 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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