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695887: CVE-2010-4665 libtiff tiffdump integer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the ReadDirectory function in tiffdump.c in tiffdump in LibTIFF before 3.9.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted TIFF file containing a directory data structure with many directory entries.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4665 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This flaw has already been fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 by a patch included in RHSA-2010:0519.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 3.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 4 (libtiff) RHSA-2010:0519 2010-07-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (libtiff) RHSA-2010:0519 2010-07-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libtiff Affected

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