Public Date:
490596: CVE-2009-0163 cups: Integer overflow in the TIFF image filter

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the TIFF image decoding routines in CUPS 1.3.9 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF image, which is not properly handled by the (1) _cupsImageReadTIFF function in the imagetops filter and (2) imagetoraster filter, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0163 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
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 5 (cups) RHSA-2009:0429 2009-04-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (cups) RHSA-2009:0428 2009-04-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (cups) RHSA-2009:0429 2009-04-16


Red Hat would like to thank Aaron Sigel of the Apple Product Security team and iDefense for responsibly reporting this flaw.

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