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<glsa id="200812-01">
<title>OptiPNG: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
A vulnerability in OptiPNG might result in user-assisted execution of
arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">optipng</product>
<announced>December 02, 2008</announced>
<revised>December 02, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="media-gfx/optipng" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.6.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.6.2</vulnerable>
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.
<impact type="normal">
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:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-gfx/optipng-0.6.2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-5101</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 22 Nov 2008 17:38:05 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:15:20 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:15:33 +0000">