US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA04-217A -- Multiple Vulnerabilities in libpng

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Subject: US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA04-217A -- Multiple Vulnerabilities in libpng
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Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 13:46:31 -0400
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Multiple Vulnerabilities in libpng

   Original release date: August 4, 2004
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

   Applications and systems that use the libpng library.

Overview

   Several vulnerabilities exist in the libpng library, the most serious
   of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an
   affected system.

I. Description

   The Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image format is used as an
   alternative to other image formats such as the Graphics Interchange
   Format (GIF). The libpng is a popular reference library available for
   application developers to support the PNG image format.

   Several vulnerabilities have been reported in the libpng library. Any
   application or system that uses this library may be affected. More
   detailed information is available in the individual vulnerability
   notes:

   VU#388984 - libpng fails to properly check length of transparency
   chunk (tRNS) data

   A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the way that
   libpng processes PNG images. This vulnerability could allow a remote
   attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system by
   introducing a specially crafted PNG image.
   (Other references: CAN-2004-0597)

   VU#236656 - libpng png_handle_iCCP() NULL pointer dereference

   Under some circumstances, a null pointer may be dereferenced during a
   memory allocation in the png_handle_iCCP() function. As a result, a
   PNG image with particular characteristics could cause the affected
   application to crash. Similar errors are reported to exist in other
   locations within libpng.
   (Other references: CAN-2004-0598)

   VU#160448 - libpng integer overflow in image height processing

   An integer overflow error exists in the handling of PNG image height
   within the png_read_png() function. As a result, a PNG image with
   excessive height may cause an integer overflow during a memory
   allocation operation, which could cause the affected application to
   crash.
   (Other references: CAN-2004-0599)

   VU#477512 - libpng png_handle_sPLT() integer overflow

   A potential integer overflow error exists during a memory allocation
   operation within the png_handle_sPLT() function. It is unclear what
   practical impact this error might have on applications using libpng.
   (Other references: CAN-2004-0599)

   VU#817368 - libpng png_handle_sBIT() performs insufficient bounds
   checking

   A potentially insufficient bounds check exists within the
   png_handle_sBIT() function. A similar error exists in the
   png_handle_hIST() function. While the code that contains these errors
   could potentially permit a buffer overflow to occur during a
   subsequent png_crc_read() operation, it is unclear what practical
   vulnerabilities it might present in applications using libpng.
   (Other references: CAN-2004-0597)

   VU#286464 - libpng contains integer overflows in progressive display
   image reading

   The libpng library provides the ability to display interlaced, or
   progressive display, PNG images. A number of potential integer
   overflow errors exist in libpng's handling of such progressive display
   images. While the code that contains these errors introduces dangerous
   conditions, it is unclear what practical vulnerabilities it might
   present in applications using libpng.
   (Other references: CAN-2004-0599)

II. Impact

   In the case of VU#388984, an attacker with the ability to introduce a
   malformed PNG image to a vulnerable application could cause the
   application to crash or could potentially execute arbitrary code with
   the privileges of the user running the affected application.

   In the case of VU#236656 and VU#160448, an attacker with the ability
   to introduce a malformed PNG image to a vulnerable application could
   cause the application to crash.

   The impacts of the other vulnerabilities described above are unclear.

   A remote attacker could cause an application to crash or potentially
   execute arbitrary code by convincing a victim user to visit a
   malicious web site or view an email message containing a malformed
   image.

III. Solution

Apply a patch or upgrade

   Apply the appropriate patch or upgrade as specified by your vendor.
   For vendor-specific responses, please see your vendor's web site or
   the individual vulnerability notes.

   For individuals who rely on the original source of libpng, these
   issues have been resolved in libpng version 1.2.6rc1 (release
   candidate 1).

Appendix A. References

     * Chris Evans Security Advisory 2004.1 -
       <http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2004-001.txt>
     * libpng Homepage - <http://libpng.sourceforge.net>
     * Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Homepage -
       <http://www.libpng.org/pub/png>
     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#388984 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/388984>
     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#817368 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/817368>
     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#286464 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/286484>
     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#477512 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/477512>
     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#160448 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/160448>
     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#236656 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/236656>
     * CVE CAN-2004-0597 -
       <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0597>
     * CVE CAN-2004-0598 -
       <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0598>
     * CVE CAN-2004-0599 -
       <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0599>
     _________________________________________________________________

   US-CERT thanks Chris Evans for researching and reporting these
   vulnerabilities.
     _________________________________________________________________

   Feedback can be directed to the US-CERT Technical Staff.
     _________________________________________________________________

   The latest copy of this document can be found at:

   <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-217A.html>

   Copyright 2004 Carnegie Mellon University. Terms of use

   Revision History

   Aug 4, 2004: Initial release

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