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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:
libpng Flaw in Progressive Decoder Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029844
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0333   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 27 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.6.0 through 1.6.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted '.png' image file to cause the target application to enter an infinite loop.

The vulnerability resides in 'pngpread.c'.

Glenn Randers-Pehrson reported this vulnerability (via US-CERT).

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to become unresponsive.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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