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IE v6.0 Malformed PNG Image File Failure Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:393

Internet Explorer 5.01 through 6.0 does not properly check certain parameters of a PNG file when opening it which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) by triggering a heap-based buffer overflow using invalid length codes during decompression aka "Malformed PNG Image File Failure."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2002-1185
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer