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CVE-2006-6297 Detail

Current Description

Stack consumption vulnerability in the KFILE JPEG (kfile_jpeg) plugin in kdegraphics 3, as used by konqueror, digikam, and other KDE image browsers, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via a crafted EXIF section in a JPEG file, which results in an infinite recursion.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/05/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/19/2006)

We do not consider a crash of a client application such as Konqueror or other KFile users to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-05.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017325
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20061129-1.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:227
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_73_mono.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21384
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4810 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6297
NVD Published Date:
12/05/2006
NVD Last Modified:
08/04/2011