CVE-2008-6218

NameCVE-2008-6218
DescriptionMemory 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1750-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote, user-initiated)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libpng (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze1.2.44-1+squeeze4fixed
wheezy1.2.49-1fixed
jessie, sid1.2.50-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libpngsource(unstable)1.2.33-1high
libpngsourceetch1.2.15~beta5-1+etch2highDSA-1750-1
libpngsourcelenny1.2.27-2+lenny2highDSA-1750-1

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