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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2006.0026 -- [Win]
       RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Attachment Service does not
                      properly handle PNG image files
                              11 January 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)
Publisher:         US-CERT
Operating System:  Windows
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                   Denial of Service
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CVE-2005-2344

Original Bulletin: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/646976

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#646976

RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Attachment Service does not properly
handle PNG image files


   The Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Attachment Service contains
   a vulnerability in the way the service handles PNG files. By causing
   the service to render a specially crafted PNG file and convincing a
   user to view the file on a BlackBerry Handheld device, an attacker
   could execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service to the
   Attachment Service.

I. Description

   The BlackBerry Attachment Service is a component of the BlackBerry
   Enterprise Server (BES). The BlackBerry Attachment Service renders
   certain types of files sent as email attachments for display on
   BlackBerry Handhelds and other BlackBerry client devices. A
   vulnerability in the way the service renders Portable Network Graphic
   (PNG) format image files could allow an attacker supplying a specially
   crafted PNG file to execute arbitrary code or cause the service to
   stop functioning. A user must view the attacker-supplied attachment
   on a BlackBerry Handheld in order to trigger the vulnerability.

   The underlying vulnerability may be related to the way PNG uses zlib.

II. Impact

   By supplying a specially crafted PNG image as an email attachment and
   convincing a user to view the image on a BlackBerry Handheld, a remote,
   unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a
   denial of service to the Blackberry Attachment Service. The attacker
   may be able to take control of a vulnerable system.

   A denial of service may only affect some users, and the Attachment
   Service may start new threads immediately or after a specified time
   period (25 minutes by default).

III. Solution


   From RIM Technical Knowledge Center article KB-04756:

      For Microsoft Exchange

      Install BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 Service Pack 3, then
      install version 4.0 Service Pack 3, Hotfix 1.

      For IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise

      Install BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 Service Pack 3.

      To obtain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, go to 

Disable PNG processing, image attachment distiller, and/or Attachment Service

   As described in RIM Technical Knowledge Center article KB-04756, "An
   administrator can exclude PNG images from being processed by the
   Attachment Service in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or disable
   the Attachment Service completely."

Systems Affected

   Vendor	                Status	    Date Updated
   Research in Motion (RIM) Vulnerable  9-Jan-2006




   This vulnerability was reported by FX of Phenoelit. Thanks to RIM for
   information used in this document.

   This document was written by Art Manion.

Other Information

   Date Public	12/27/2005
   Date First Published	01/09/2006 03:58:52 PM
   Date Last Updated	01/09/2006
   CERT Advisory	 
   CVE Name	CVE-2005-2344
   Metric	17.55
   Document Revision	22

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