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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-6218

Original release date: 02/20/2009
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Memory leak in the png_handle_tEXt function in pngrutil.c in libpng before 1.2.33 rc02 and 1.4.0 beta36 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via a crafted PNG file.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/03/2009)
Red Hat does not consider this bug a security flaw. For more details please see the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468990

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021104
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090312 rPSA-2009-0046-1 libpng
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:133
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34320
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1837
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1750
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=635837
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34265
External Source: BID
Name: 31920
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32418
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: libpng-pnghandletext-dos(46115)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2917
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34388
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=635463&group_id=5624
Type: Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200903-28
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0046

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.18
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.15
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.14
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.17
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta33
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.16
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta23
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta24
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta21
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta22
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta19
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta20
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta17
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.0
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.13
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta25
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta3
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.0:beta1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta7
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta10
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.0:beta4
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta12
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.0:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta11
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.0:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta14
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta13
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta16
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:beta15
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.0:rc1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.16:rc1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.17:rc1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.17:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.17:rc4
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.14:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.13:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.13:rc1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.15:beta5
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.15:rc5
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.15:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.15:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta7
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:beta5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:rc3
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.10:rc2
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.11:rc1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.13:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.11:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.11:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23:beta02-1.2.22
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23:beta01-1.2.22
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23:beta03-1.2.22
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24:beta03-1.2.23
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24:beta02-1.2.23
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24:rc01-1.2.23
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23:beta05-1.2.22
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23:rc01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.21:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.21:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:rc6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.21:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.21:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.21:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta4-1.2.21
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:rc1-1.2.21
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23:beta01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta2-1.2.21
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22:beta3-1.2.21
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:beta01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.23
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.22
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:rc5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:rc4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:beta04
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:beta03
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20:beta02
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:rc4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:rc5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19:rc6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.29
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.28
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.31
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.30
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.33
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.32
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.27
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.4:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.4:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.4:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.21
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.20
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.4:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3:rc6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3:rc4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.3:rc5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:beta06
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:rc01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:beta5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:beta6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.2:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:beta01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:rc02
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:rc01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:beta06
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:beta05
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:beta04
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:beta03
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.26:beta02
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:beta01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24:rc01
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24:beta03
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.24:beta02
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:beta05
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:beta04
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:beta03
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.25:beta02
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.7
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta10
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta9
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta8
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta7
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta6
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.9:rc1
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:beta5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:rc4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:rc5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:rc3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:rc4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:rc5
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.7:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.7:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.8:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5:rc2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5:rc3
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* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:rc1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.6:beta4
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5:beta1
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5:beta3
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.5:beta2
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.4.0:beta36
* cpe:/a:libpng:libpng:1.2.19
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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)