CVE-2016-9538

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-10-08
IAVA:
2017-A-0081
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
1397765: CVE-2016-9538 libtiff: Integer overflow leads to reading undefined buffer in readContigStripsIntoBuffer()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

tools/tiffcrop.c in libtiff 4.0.6 reads an undefined buffer in readContigStripsIntoBuffer() because of a uint16 integer overflow. Reported as MSVR 35100.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9538 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This is an Out-of-bounds read flaw in the libtiff library. A specially-crafted image can cause an application linked with the libtiff library to crash.

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

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

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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 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libtiff Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libtiff Will not fix
Last Modified

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