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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0481

Original release date: 01/31/2006
Last revised: 10/17/2011


Heap-based buffer overflow in the alpha strip capability in libpng 1.2.7 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) when the png_do_strip_filler function is used to strip alpha channels out of the image.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0205
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015615
Type: Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-15
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10780
External Source: BID
Name: 16626
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0393
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: libpng-pngsetstripalpha-bo(24396)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=179455
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015617
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.simplesystems.org/pub/libpng/png/src/libpng-1.2.8-README.txt

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10780
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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