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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3334

Original release date: 06/30/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


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".


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)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service


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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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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200607-06
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:212
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-517
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2585
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:209
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:016
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:211
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:210
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:213
External Source: XF
Name: libpng-pngdecompresschunk-bo(27468)
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060719 rPSA-2006-0133-1 libpng
External Source: BID
Name: 18698
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-15
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:028
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=5624&release_id=428123
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924

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