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VULNERABILITIES - May 5, 2005

by roddy32 / May 4, 2005 11:48 PM PDT

TITLE:
Adobe SVG Viewer Local File Detection and libpng Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA15255

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/15255/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
Exposure of system information, System access

WHERE:
From remote

SOFTWARE:
Adobe SVG Viewer 3.x
http://secunia.com/product/2303/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability and a weakness have been reported in Adobe SVG
Viewer, which can be exploited by malicious people to enumerate files
on a user's system or potentially compromise it.

1) An error in the ActiveX control (NPSVG3.dll) makes it possible for
malicious web pages to determine whether or not a particular file
exists on a user's system by specified the particular file in the
"src" property.

The weakness affects versions 3.02 and prior.

2) An error in libpng can potentially be exploited to execute
arbitrary code on a user's system via a specially crafted PNG image.

For more information:
SA12219

The vulnerability affects version 3.01 and prior.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 3.03.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1) Robert Fly, Hyperdose Security.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Hyperdose:
http://www.hyperdose.com/advisories/H2005-07.txt

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA12219:
http://secunia.com/advisories/12219/

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