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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibTIFF Vendors:   libtiff.org
(Sun Issues Fix) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022653
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022653
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2327   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 4 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.7.2, 3.8.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in LibTIFF. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted TIFF file that, when loaded by the target application using libTIFF, will trigger a buffer underflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vulnerability resides in 'tif_lzw.c'.

Drew Yao reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 119900-07 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_99 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 119901-07 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_99 or later

Sun is working on a fix for Solaris 8 and 9.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-265030-1

Vendor URL:  www.libtiff.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10, OpenSolaris

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 26 2008 LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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