Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 846783
syslinux-4.05-1.fc17 contains embedded copies of libpng, libgcc, and zlib libraries
Last modified: 2013-08-01 05:00:51 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #846778 +++
Description of problem:
syslinux-4.05-1.fc17 as shipped with Fedora release of 17 contains own / embedded copies of libpng, libgcc and zlib libraries. All of these libraries have their system equivalents. It is not a good practice to embed hard coded library version copy into additional source, since once security issue is found (like for example CVE-2010-0205, CVE-2010-1205 for libpng were to mention some), the package embedding vulnerable library copy would need to be updated too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look into BUILD/syslinux-4.05/com32/lib or check:
# rpm -q --requires syslinux
libpng.so isn't listed in rpm output
libpng.so should be listed in requirements (IOW syslinux should use system version of the libpng, libgcc, and zlib libraries instead of the embedded copies)
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