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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-3662

Off-by-one buffer overflow in pnmtopng before 2.39, when using the -alpha command line option (Alphas_Of_Color), allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNM file with exactly 256 colors.
Publish Date : 2005-11-17 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2005-11-12 2005-11-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-3662 unix
Off-by-one buffer overflow in pnmtopng before 2.39, when using the -alpha command line option (Alphas_Of_Color), allows ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9583 unix
RHSA-2005:843: netpbm security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005843 unix
RHSA-2005:843: netpbm security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050843 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-2005-3662

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Greg Roelofs Pnmtopng 2.37.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Greg Roelofs Pnmtopng 2.37.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Greg Roelofs Pnmtopng 2.37.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Greg Roelofs Pnmtopng 2.37.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Greg Roelofs Pnmtopng 2.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Greg Roelofs Pnmtopng 5

- References For CVE-2005-3662
VUPEN ADV-2005-2418
BID 15427 PNMToPNG Alphas_Of_Color Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2006-08-23
REDHAT RHSA-2005:843
SUSE SUSE-SR:2005:028
SGI 20060101-01-U

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-3662

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