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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibTIFF Vendors:   libtiff.org
LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020750
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020750
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2327   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 26 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.libtiff.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Aug 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
Aug 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Oct 31 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
VMware has issued a fix for ESX.
Nov 10 2008 (Apple Issues Fix for iLife and Aperture) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has released a fix for iLife Support.
Nov 21 2008 (Apple Issues Fix for iPhone) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for iPhone.
Aug 4 2009 (Sun Issues Fix) LibTIFF Buffer Underflow in Decoding LZW Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris.



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