Upstream information

CVE-2008-6218 at MITRE

Description

Memory leak in the png_handle_tEXt function in pngrutil.c in libpng before 1.2.33 rc02 and 1.4.0 beta36 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via a crafted PNG file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.1
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We are considering this a minor security issue. Out of memory conditions during image handling can be achieved in various ways, not the least by just passing a huge image. This specific leak is also linear (you need a PNG as large as the to be leaked memory), making it unlikely to be used. As the backport of the fix is quite intrusive, we decided in favour of stability not to backport and so not to fix this minor issue.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 475533 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 854395 [NEEDINFO]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-x86 >= 1.2.31-5.31.1
Patchnames:
slessp1-libpng-devel
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-x86 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA libpng12-0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.31.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.31.1
  • libpng12-0-x86 >= 1.2.31-5.31.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 GA libpng12-0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.33.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.33.1
  • libpng12-0-x86 >= 1.2.31-5.33.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 GA libpng12-0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.31-5.33.1
  • libpng-devel-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.33.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 GA libpng-devel
openSUSE 11.3
  • libpng12-0-debuginfo >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-0-debuginfo-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-debugsource >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
openSUSE 11.3
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-compat-devel >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-devel >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
openSUSE 11.4
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-compat-devel >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-compat-devel-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-devel >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-devel-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng-devel-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
  • libpng12-0-x86 >= 1.2.31-5.25.1
sles11-sp1.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.ppc
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.s390x
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86-64
sles11-sp1.ia64
sle11-sp1-sdk.x86
sles11-sp1.ppc
sles11-sp1.x86
sles11-sp1.x86-64
sle11-sp1-sdk.ia64
sled11-sp1.x86
sled11-sp1.x86-64
sles11-sp1-vmware.x86
SAT Patch Nr: 4948
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 10 SP3
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-32bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel-32bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sles10-sp3.ia64
sles10-sp3.ppc
sles10-sp3.x86-64
sles10-sp3.s390x
sles10-sp3.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7669
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sles10-sp3.ia64
sles10-sp3.ppc
sles10-sp3.x86-64
sles10-sp3.s390x
sles10-sp3.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7669
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-x86 >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sles10-sp3.ia64
sles10-sp3.ppc
sles10-sp3.x86-64
sles10-sp3.s390x
sles10-sp3.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7669
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-64bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel-64bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sles10-sp3.ia64
sles10-sp3.ppc
sles10-sp3.x86-64
sles10-sp3.s390x
sles10-sp3.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7669
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 for x86
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sled10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.s390x
sles10-sp4.ia64
sles10-sp4.x86
sles10-sp4.ppc
sled10-sp4.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7670
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 for IBM zSeries 64bit
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-32bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel-32bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sled10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.s390x
sles10-sp4.ia64
sles10-sp4.x86
sles10-sp4.ppc
sled10-sp4.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7670
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 for IPF
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-x86 >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sled10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.s390x
sles10-sp4.ia64
sles10-sp4.x86
sles10-sp4.ppc
sled10-sp4.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7670
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 for IBM POWER
  • libpng >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-64bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
  • libpng-devel-64bit >= 1.2.8-19.31.9
sled10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.x86-64
sles10-sp4.s390x
sles10-sp4.ia64
sles10-sp4.x86
sles10-sp4.ppc
sled10-sp4.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 7670
openSUSE 11.3
  • libpng14-14-debuginfo >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
  • libpng14-14-debuginfo-32bit >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
  • libpng14-debugsource >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
openSUSE 11.3
  • libpng14-14 >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
  • libpng14-14-32bit >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
  • libpng14-compat-devel >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
  • libpng14-devel >= 1.4.3-3.3.1
openSUSE 11.4
  • libpng14-14 >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-14-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-compat-devel >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-compat-devel-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-devel >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-devel-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
Open Enterprise Server
  • libpng >= 1.2.5-182.32
  • libpng-devel >= 1.2.5-182.32
core9.ia64
sles9-nlpos.x86
core9.s390x
core9.x86-64
core9.s390
core9.ppc
core9.x86
YOU Patch Nr: 12815
openSUSE 11.4
  • libpng12-0 >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-0-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-0-debuginfo >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-0-debuginfo-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-compat-devel >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-compat-devel-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-debugsource >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-devel >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng12-devel-32bit >= 1.2.46-7.3.1
  • libpng14-14 >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-14-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-14-debuginfo >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-14-debuginfo-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-compat-devel >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-compat-devel-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-debugsource >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-devel >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
  • libpng14-devel-32bit >= 1.4.4-3.4.1
Patchnames:
libpng12
libpng14