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610759: CVE-2010-2596 libtiff: assertion failure on downsampled OJPEG file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The OJPEGPostDecode function in tif_ojpeg.c in LibTIFF 3.9.0 and 3.9.2, as used in tiff2ps, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application exit) via a crafted TIFF image, related to "downsampled OJPEG input."

Find out more about CVE-2010-2596 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libtiff as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libtiff) RHSA-2014:0222 2014-02-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libtiff Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libtiff Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 libtiff Not affected