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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibTIFF Vendors:   libtiff.org
LibTIFF Heap Overflow in Processing CCITT Group 4 Encoded TIFF Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025153
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025153
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0192   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 3 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.9.4
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 CCITT Group 4 encoded TIFF image that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

Apple Product Security 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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  remotesensing.org/libtiff/ (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.
Mar 3 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibTIFF Heap Overflow in Processing CCITT Group 4 Encoded TIFF Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.



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