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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibTIFF Vendors:   libtiff.org
LibTIFF Heap Overflow in tiffcp() in Processing Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037911
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037911
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5225   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 27 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in LibTIFF. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a file with a specially crafted BitsPerSample value that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a heap overflow in tiffcp() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

Li Yuekang reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://github.com/vadz/libtiff/commit/5c080298d59efa53264d7248bbe3a04660db6ef7

Vendor URL:  www.libtiff.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 28 2017 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) LibTIFF Heap Overflow in tiffcp() in Processing Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10.



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