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VMware Workstation: Third party libpng updated to version 1.2.44 (VMSA-2010-0014) (CVE-2010-0205)

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VMware Workstation: Third party libpng updated to version 1.2.44 (VMSA-2010-0014) (CVE-2010-0205)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/03/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/18/2014
Modified
08/10/2020

Description

The png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in libpng 1.0.x before 1.0.53, 1.2.x before 1.2.43, and 1.4.x before 1.4.1 does not properly handle compressed ancillary-chunk data that has a disproportionately large uncompressed representation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption, and application hang) via a crafted PNG file, as demonstrated by use of the deflate compression method on data composed of many occurrences of the same character, related to a "decompression bomb" attack.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-workstation-upgrade-6_5_5
  • vmware-workstation-upgrade-7_1_2

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