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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      Last Modified:  12/05/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6297
Original release date:
12/05/2006
Last revised:
08/04/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-05.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200701-05
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017325 External Source SECTRACK 1017325
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20061129-1.txt External Source CONFIRM http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20061129-1.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:227 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:227
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_73_mono.html Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:073
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21384 External Source BID 21384
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4810 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4810

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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