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1316872: CVE-2016-3631 libtiff: thumbnail tool out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) cpStrips and (2) cpTiles functions in the thumbnail tool in LibTIFF 4.0.6 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via vectors related to the bytecounts[] array variable.

Find out more about CVE-2016-3631 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libtiff Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 compat-libtiff3 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libtiff Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libtiff Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank Kaixiang Zhang (Qihoo 360) for reporting this issue.
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