libming 0.4.8 util/dbl2png.c writePNG out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability has been found in libming 0.4.8 (Programming Tool Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function writePNG of the file util/dbl2png.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An issue was discovered in libming 0.4.8. There is a heap-based buffer over-read in the function writePNG in the file util/dbl2png.c of the dbl2png command-line program. Because this is associated with an erroneous call to png_write_row in libpng, an out-of-bounds write might occur for some memory layouts.

The bug was discovered 12/29/2018. The weakness was released 01/02/2019 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2019-3572 since 01/02/2019. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.






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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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12/29/2018 🔍
01/02/2019 +4 days 🔍
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01/02/2019 +0 days 🔍
01/03/2019 +1 days 🔍
06/22/2023 +1631 days 🔍


Advisory: 169
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2019-3572 (🔍)


Created: 01/03/2019 12:54 PM
Updated: 06/22/2023 06:59 PM
Changes: 01/03/2019 12:54 PM (57), 04/25/2020 08:30 PM (1), 06/22/2023 06:59 PM (3)
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