Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Kernel Updates and Security Fix : Libpng

The default kernel stock in -Current has been upgraded to and also one security fix has been released for libpng package. This package will require some other package to be rebuild also, such as kernel-*, svgalib_helper, kernel configurations in kernels/, and the isolinux.
Wed Nov 21 00:11:24 CST 2007
Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor generic.s (requires initrd) kernel.

Upgraded to Linux SMP gensmp.s (requires initrd) kernel.

Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor huge.s (full-featured) kernel.

Upgraded to Linux SMP hugesmp.s (full-featured) kernel.

Upgraded to Linux uniprocessor kernel modules.

Upgraded to Linux SMP kernel modules.

Upgraded to Linux SMP kernel headers.

Upgraded to Linux SMP kernel source.

Upgraded to libpng-1.2.23.
Previous libpng versions may crash when loading malformed PNG files.
It is not currently known if this vulnerability can be exploited to execute malicious code.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.23.8-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux

extra/linux- Updated SMP to no-SMP kernel source patch.

isolinux/network.dsk, pcmcia.dsk; upgraded to kernel modules.

initrd.img: Upgraded to hdparm-7.6.

kernels/generic.s/*: Upgraded generic.s kernel to

kernels/gensmp.s/*: Upgraded gensmp.s kernel to (SMP).

kernels/huge.s/*: Upgraded huge.s kernel to

kernels/hugesmp.s/*: Upgraded hugesmp.s kernel to (SMP).

usb-and-pxe-installers/: Updated USB and PXE installers.