libpng contains a flaw in the handling of PNG files that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is due to the usage of a NULL argument in the 'png_default_error()' function in pngerror.c. With a specially crafted PNG file, a context-dependent attacker can cause the program to crash.
Loss of Availability
Upgrade to version 1.0.55, 1.2.45, 1.4.8, 1.5.3beta05, 1.5.4 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.
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