#VU15532 Out-of-bounds read in LibTIFF

Published: 2018-10-25

Vulnerability identifier: #VU15532

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-17101


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: LibTIFF


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to out-of-bounds read during insufficient validation of user-supplied input processed by the cpTags function, as defined in the tools/tiff2bw.c and tools/pal2rgb.c source code files. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim into opening or executing an image file that submits malicious input to the targeted system. A successful exploit could trigger memory corruption and cause the affected software to crash, resulting in a DoS condition.

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Vulnerable software versions

LibTIFF: 4.0.9

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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