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Security Bulletin: IBM Notes is affected by Open Source libpng Vulnerabilities

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Summary

Libpng which is a open source library is vulnerable to a denial of service caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the png_set_text_2 function. IBM Notes uses Open Source libpng library. IBM Notes has addressed these vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-10087
DESCRIPTION:
 libpng is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a NULL pointer dereference in the png_set_text_2 function. By loading a text chunk into a png structure, removing the text, and then adding another text chunk to the structure, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/124207 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Notes 9.0.1 to 9.0.1 FP8IF1.
IBM Notes 9.0 to 9.0 IF4.
IBM Notes 8.5.3 to 8.5.3 FP6 IF13
IBM Notes 8.5.2 to 8.5.2 FP4 IF3
IBM Notes 8.5.1 to 8.5.1 FP5 IF3
IBM Notes 8.5 release

Remediation/Fixes

Product Version Link
IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP9 https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037141
IBM Notes 8.5.3 FP6 IF15 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663874
IBM Notes 64-bit Mac 901 64-bit Mac IF11 http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21657963

Customers who remain on the following releases may open a Service Request with IBM Support and reference SPR# PPUEAHRDF7.

IBM Notes 9.0.1 to 9.0.1 FP8 IF1
IBM Notes 9.0 to 9.0 IF4.
IBM Notes 8.5.2 to 8.5.2 FP4 IF3
IBM Notes 8.5.1 to 8.5.1 FP5 IF3
IBM Notes 8.5 release

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

31 August 2017: Original Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Security

Software version: 8.5.1.5, 8.5.2.4, 8.5.3.6, 9.0, 9.0.1.8

Operating system(s): OS X, Windows

Reference #: 2002676

Modified date: 31 August 2017


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