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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:   libpng.sourceforge.net
(Sun Issues Fix) libpng Bug in Processing Zero Length Chunks May Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022309
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022309
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1382   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 30 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0.6 and later
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng in the processing of zero length chunks. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted data that, when processed by the target application using libpng, may execute arbitrary code on the target system. The vulnerability may also result in incorrect output, information leaks, or crashes.

The vendor was notified on April 5, 2008.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-003.html

Tavis Ormandy reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 137080-03 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_113 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 137081-03 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_113 or later

Note that for Solaris 10 the issues referred to as CVE-2007-5267,
CVE-2008-3964, CVE-2007-5266, CVE-2007-5268, CVE-2007-5269, and
CVE-2008-1382 are resolved in patches 137080-02 and 137081-02 and
later revisions.

Sun is working on a fix for Solaris 8 and 9.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259989-1

Vendor URL:  libpng.sourceforge.net/Advisory-1.2.26.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, OpenSolaris

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 14 2008 libpng Bug in Processing Zero Length Chunks May Let Remote Users Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code



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