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CVE-2006-3334 Detail


Buffer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in libpng before 1.2.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors related to "chunk error processing," possibly involving the "chunk_name".

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/30/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

Upgrade to 1.2.12

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/14/2007)

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5 this is a two-byte overflow into the middle of the stack and is not exploitable.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200607-06 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-15 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:209 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:210 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:211 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:212 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:213 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:016 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028 External Source BUGTRAQ 20060719 rPSA-2006-0133-1 libpng External Source BID 18698 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2585 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924 External Source XF libpng-pngdecompresschunk-bo(27468) External Source CONFIRM

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