Public Date:
CWE-228 -> CWE-119
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 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

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 2011-04-18

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libtiff Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libtiff Not affected