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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0597

Multiple buffer overflows in libpng 1.2.5 and earlier, as used in multiple products, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via malformed PNG images in which (1) the png_handle_tRNS function does not properly validate the length of transparency chunk (tRNS) data, or the (2) png_handle_sBIT or (3) png_handle_hIST functions do not perform sufficient bounds checking.
Publish Date : 2004-11-23 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical 2004-08-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Adobe Acrobat Reader libpng Buffer Overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4492 windows
CVE-2004-0597 unix
libpng buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7709 windows
MS05-009: Vulnerability in PNG Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (890261) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11539 windows
Multiple buffer overflows in libpng 1.2.5 and earlier, as used in multiple products, allow remote attackers to execute a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11284 unix
Multiple Buffer Overflows in libpng oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2378 unix
RHSA-2004:402: libpng security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040402 unix
RHSA-2004:402: libpng security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004402 unix
RHSA-2004:421: mozilla security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040421 unix
RHSA-2004:421: mozilla security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004421 unix
Windows Messenger 5 libpng Buffer Overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2274 windows
Windows Messenger 6 libpng Buffer Overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:594 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-2004-0597

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Greg Roelofs Libpng * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Msn Messenger 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Msn Messenger 6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows 98se * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Me * * Second Edition * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Windows Messenger 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Greg Roelofs Libpng 1
Microsoft Msn Messenger 2
Microsoft Windows 98se 1
Microsoft Windows Me 1
Microsoft Windows Media Player 1
Microsoft Windows Messenger 1

- References For CVE-2004-0597
BUGTRAQ 20050209 MSN Messenger PNG Image Buffer Overflow Download Shellcoded Exploit
SCO SCOSA-2004.16
BUGTRAQ 20040804 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.035] OpenPKG Security Advisory (png)
REDHAT RHSA-2004:402
BID 15495 SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Maintenance Pack 4 Released - Multiple Vulnerabilities Fixed Release Date:2007-02-27
SCO SCOSA-2005.49
CERT-VN VU#388984
SUSE SUSE-SA:2004:023
BID 10857 LibPNG Graphics Library Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-01-11
REDHAT RHSA-2004:421
GENTOO GLSA-200408-22
APPLE APPLE-SA-2004-09-09
GENTOO GLSA-200408-03
REDHAT RHSA-2004:429
CERT-VN VU#817368
CERT TA04-217A
XF libpng-pnghandle-bo(16894)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7709
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:594
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4492
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2378
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2274
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11284
MS MS05-009

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0597

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