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Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:57:04 -0400
From: Glenn Randers-Pehrson <>
Subject: Re: Cve issue discussion

OK I'll request a CVE for this libpng issue.


On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM, John Haxby <> wrote:
> On 07/08/17 13:47, Glenn Randers-Pehrson wrote:
>> It's not causing a crash, just a delay.  You'll safely get either an OOM
>> message or an EOF message.and no memory leak.
> That's scant comfort when your browser is the one hit by the OOM killer
> and then again when you restart it.  And also while you're wondering
> what's going on because your laptop is basically completely
> non-responsive ...
> So yes, it's a remote DoS and definitely worth a CVE.  We have had other
> similar CVEs in the past with image handling libraries not being
> sufficiently paranoid.
> jch
>> Glenn
>> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 8:37 AM, Marcus Meissner <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> if it could crash the image reader I would consider it "remote denial of service"
>>> classed and CVE worthy.

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