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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6297

Stack consumption vulnerability in the KFILE JPEG (kfile_jpeg) plugin in kdegraphics 3, as used by konqueror, digikam, and other KDE image browsers, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via a crafted EXIF section in a JPEG file, which results in an infinite recursion.
Publish Date : 2006-12-05 Last Update Date : 2011-08-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

We do not consider a crash of a client application such as Konqueror or other KFile users to be a security issue.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-6297 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20066297 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-6297

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application KDE Kdegraphics 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application KDE Kdegraphics 3.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
KDE Kdegraphics 2

- References For CVE-2006-6297

http://secunia.com/advisories/23203
SECUNIA 23203
http://secunia.com/advisories/23213
SECUNIA 23213
http://secunia.com/advisories/23300
SECUNIA 23300
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-05.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200701-05
http://secunia.com/advisories/23728
SECUNIA 23728
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017325
SECTRACK 1017325
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_73_mono.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:073
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:227
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:227
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20061129-1.txt CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21384
BID 21384 KDE JPEG KFile Info Plug-in EXIF Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-17
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4810
VUPEN ADV-2006-4810

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6297

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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