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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libpng Vendors:
libpng Memory Leak in png_handle_tXTt() May Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021104
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-6218   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 26 2009
Original Entry Date:  Oct 27 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.2.33rc02
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libpng. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG image file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a memory leak in the png_handle_tXTt() function.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive memory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.2.33rc02).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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