CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2009-02-09
CWE: CWE-228->CWE-119
Bugzilla: 695885: CVE-2009-5022 libtiff ojpeg buffer overflow


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in tif_ojpeg.c in the OJPEG decoder in LibTIFF before 3.9.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF file.

Find out more about CVE-2009-5022 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This flaw did not affect libtiff as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5. The OJPEG decoder is disabled in those distributions.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libtiff) RHSA-2011:0452 April 18, 2011

External References

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