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Published:

19 October 2008

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                        ESB-2007.0490 -- [Solaris]
        libpng(3) Contains a Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability
                              20 October 2008

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              libpng
Publisher:            Sun Microsystems
Operating System:     Solaris
Impact:               Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-2445

Ref:                  ESB-2007.0334

Original Bulletin:    
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-66-200871-1

Revision History:     October 20 2008: Patches released for Solaris 8 
                                       and 9
                      May 26 2008:     patch 137081-01 now available for 
                                       Solaris 10
                      July  2 2007:    Initial Release

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   Solution Type: Sun Alert
   Solution  200871 :   libpng(3) Contains a Denial of Service (DoS)
   Vulnerability          
   Previously Published As: 102987

   Bug ID: 6555900

   Product
   Solaris 8 Operating System
   Solaris 9 Operating System
   Solaris 10 Operating System

   Date of Workaround Release: 28-JUN-2007

   SA Document Body
   A remote unprivileged user may be able to crash an application which 
   dynamically links to the Portable Network Graphics library (see below 
   for details) :

   1. Impact

   A remote unprivileged user may be able to crash an application which
   dynamically links to the Portable Network Graphics library (libpng(3))
   due to a security vulnerability in libpng(3). The ability to crash an
   application is a type of Denial of Service (DoS). A number of
   applications which comprise the GNOME desktop environment dynamically
   link with libpng(3).

   This issue is described in the following documents:
     * CERT VU# 684664 at: https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/684664
     * CVE-2007-2445 at:
       http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2445

   2. Contributing Factors

   This issue can occur in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * Solaris 8 without patch 114816-03
     * Solaris 9 without patch 139382-01 and 114822-05
     * Solaris 10 without patch 137080-01

   x86 Platform
     * Solaris 8 without patch 114817-03
     * Solaris 9 without  patch 139382-01
     * Solaris 9 with JDS release 2
     * Solaris 10 without patch 137081-01

   To determine if JDS release 2 is installed on a Solaris 9 x86 system,
   the following command can be run:
    % grep distributor-version /usr/share/gnome-about/gnome-version.xml
    <distributor-version>Sun Java Desktop System, Release 2</distributor-version>

   3. Symptoms

   If the described issue occurs, the application which links to the
   libpng(3) library will exit and may generate an error message about a
   Segmentation Fault and may also write a core(4) file.
  
   4. Workaround

   To work around the described issue, only load images from trusted
   sources.
   5. Resolution
   This issue is addressed in the following releases:
   
   SPARC Platform
     * Solaris 8 with patch 114816-03 or later
     * Solaris 9 with patch 139382-01 or later and 114822-05 or
       later
     * Solaris 10 with patch 137080-01 or later

   x86 Platform
     * Solaris 8 with patch 114817-03 or later
     * Solaris 9 with patch 139382-01 or later
     * Solaris 10 with patch 137081-01 or later

   A final resolution is pending completion for Solaris 9 with JDS
   release 2.

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