CVE Database

CVE-2013-4243

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-08-14
Bugzilla: 996052: CVE-2013-4243 libtiff (gif2tiff): possible heap-based buffer overflow in readgifimage()

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the readgifimage function in the gif2tiff tool in libtiff 4.0.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted height and width values in a GIF image.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4243 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
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 version 5 (libtiff) RHSA-2014:0223 February 27, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libtiff) RHSA-2014:0222 February 27, 2014

External References

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Murray McAllister of the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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