Public Date:
803078: CVE-2012-1173 libtiff: Heap-buffer overflow due to TileSize calculation when parsing tiff files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in tiff_getimage.c in LibTIFF 3.9.4 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted tile size in a TIFF file, which is not properly handled by the (1) gtTileSeparate or (2) gtStripSeparate function, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1173 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 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-2012:0468 2012-04-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libtiff) RHSA-2012:0468 2012-04-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libtiff Will not fix