libpng png_decompress_chunk() buffer overflow

google-chrome-pngdecompresschunk-bo (73240) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

libpng, as used in Google Chrome and several other products, is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an integer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk() function. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome (17.0.963.56 or later), available from the Google Chrome Releases Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple KB HT5501: About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2, OS X Lion v10.7.5 and Security Update 2012-004.
  • Apple KB HT5503: About the security content of iOS 6.
  • Google Chrome Releases Web site: Chrome Stable Update.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1620982: IBM Informix Genero vulnerable to libpng chunk decompression integer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2011-3206).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1626697: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Cognos BI 8.4.1,10.1, 10.1.1 and 10.2 (CVE-2011-3026, CVE-2011-4858, CVE-2012-0498, CVE-2012-2177, CVE-2012-2193, CVE-2012-4835, CVE-2012-4836, CVE-2012-4837, CVE-2012-4840, CVE-2012-4858, CVE-2012-5081).
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1627992: Security vulnerabilities addressed in IBM Notes 9.0 (CVE-2011-3026, CVE-2012-6349, CVE-2012-6277).
  • libpng Web Site: libpng Home Page.
  • Mozilla Security Blog, 02.17.12: Mozilla releases to address CVE-2011-3026.
  • Oracle Security Blog, Mar 13, 2013: Multiple vulnerabilities in libpng.
  • SRWare Web site: New Iron-Version: 18.0.1050.0 Stable for Windows.
  • The Pale Moon Project: Pale Moon: Release notes for version 9.
  • BID-52031: Google Chrome Prior to 17.0.963.56 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • BID-52049: libpng 'png_decompress_chunk()' Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-3026: Integer overflow in libpng, as used in Google Chrome before 17.0.963.56, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors that trigger an integer truncation.
  • DSA-2410: libpng -- integer overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 79294: libpng pngrutil.c png_decompress_chunk() Function Chunk Decompression Remote Overflow
  • RHSA-2012-0140: Critical: thunderbird security update
  • RHSA-2012-0141: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2012-0142: Critical: firefox security update
  • RHSA-2012-0143: Critical: xulrunner security update
  • RHSA-2012-0317: Important: libpng security update
  • SA48016: Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA48026: libpng "png_decompress_chunk()" Integer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SA48089: Mozilla Firefox / Thunderbird / Seamonkey libpng Integer Overflow
  • SA48110: Pale Moon Two Vulnerabilities
  • SA48128: Pale Moon libpng Integer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SA48866: SRWare Iron Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA50586: Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA51905: IBM Informix Genero libpng Integer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SA52599: IBM Lotus Notes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA52604: Oracle Solaris libpng Two Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iOS 5 iPod touch
  • Apple iOS 5 iPhone
  • Apple iOS 5 iPad
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.102
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.103
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.104
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.106
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.11
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.116
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.117
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.119
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.12
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.120
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.121
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.13
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.14
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.15
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.16
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.17
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.18
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.19
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.2
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.20
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.21
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.22
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.23
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.24
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.3
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.4
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.44
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.45
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.46
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.47
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.48
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.49
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.5
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.6
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.7
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.8
  • Google Chrome 15.0.874.9
  • Google Chrome 15.0.875.0
  • Google Chrome 15.0.876.0
  • Google Chrome 16.0.877.0
  • Google Chrome 16.0.878.0
  • Google Chrome 17.0.963.46
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4.1
  • IBM Informix Genero 2.0
  • IBM Informix Genero 2.1
  • IBM Informix Genero 2.2
  • IBM Informix Genero 2.3
  • IBM Informix Genero 2.4
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.0
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2.0
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3
  • libpng libpng
  • Mozilla Firefox 10.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 10.0
  • Pale Moon Pale Moon 3.6.23
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux HPC Node 6
  • SRWare Iron 18.x
  • Sun Solaris 10

Reported:

Feb 15, 2012

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