Public Date:
996468: CVE-2013-4244 libtiff (gif2tiff): OOB Write in LZW decompressor

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The LZW decompressor in the gif2tiff tool in libtiff 4.0.3 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted GIF image.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4244 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 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 2014-02-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libtiff) RHSA-2014:0222 2014-02-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libtiff Not affected


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