Public Date:
610786: CVE-2010-2598 libtiff: crash when reading image with not configured compression

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

LibTIFF in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 on x86_64 platforms, as used in tiff2rgba, attempts to process image data even when the required compression functionality is not configured, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted TIFF image, related to "downsampled OJPEG input."

Find out more about CVE-2010-2598 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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 3 (libtiff) RHSA-2010:0520 2010-07-08

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 6 libtiff Not affected