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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibTIFF Vendors:
LibTIFF Incorrect Image Flipping Computation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024150
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2233   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 24 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.9.3 and prior 3.9.x versions
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 image that, when vertically flipped by the target user or application, will write to out-of-bounds memory locations and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

The vulnerability resides in 'tif_getimage.c'.

Only 64-bit systems are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image that, when flipped by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.9.4).
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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