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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibTIFF Vendors:   libtiff.org
LibTIFF Buffer Overflow in gtTileSeparate() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026895
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026895
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1173   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 6 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.9.5
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 file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger an overflow in gtTileSeparate() 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 'libtiff/tif_getimage.c'.

The original advisory is available at:

http://home.gdal.org/private/zdi-can-1221/zdi-can-1221.txt

Alexander Gavrun (via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has developed a source code fix.
Vendor URL:  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.
Apr 11 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibTIFF Buffer Overflow in gtTileSeparate() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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