CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-18
CWE: CWE-121
Bugzilla: 867235: CVE-2012-5581 libtiff: Stack-based buffer overflow when reading a tiled tiff file


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in tif_dir.c in LibTIFF before 4.0.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted DOTRANGE tag in a TIFF image.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5581 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libtiff) RHSA-2012:1590 December 18, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libtiff) RHSA-2012:1590 December 18, 2012

External References


This issue was discovered by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala of Red Hat Security Response Team.

This page is generated automatically and has not been checked for errors or omissions.

For clarification or corrections please contact the Red Hat Security Response Team.