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Microsoft GDIPlus PNG Infinite Loop Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is running Windows XP Operating System with GDI libraries installed which is prone to Infinite Loop vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

This flaw is caused while processing crafted PNG file containing a large btChunkLen value which causes the control to enter an infinite loop.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Windows XP Service Pack 3 and prior.

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

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