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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-1185

Internet Explorer 5.01 through 6.0 does not properly check certain parameters of a PNG file when opening it, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by triggering a heap-based buffer overflow using invalid length codes during decompression, aka "Malformed PNG Image File Failure."
Publish Date : 2002-12-11 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
IE v5.5 Malformed PNG Image File Failure Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:542 windows
IE v6.0 Malformed PNG Image File Failure Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:393 windows
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-2002-1185

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft IE 5.0.1 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft IE 5.5 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft IE 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft IE 8

- References For CVE-2002-1185
MS MS02-066
BID 6216 Microsoft Internet Explorer PNG Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-06-13
BUGTRAQ 20021212 PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Deflate Heap Corruption Vulnerability
XF ie-png-bo(10662)
EEYE AD20021211
VULNWATCH 20021211 PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Deflate Heap Corruption Vulnerability

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-1185

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