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Moderately critical

LibTIFF LZW Decoder Buffer Underflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-08-26    Views:  12,548

Secunia Advisory SA31610

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in LibTIFF, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to errors within the "LZWDecode()" and "LZWDecodeCompat()" functions in libtiff/tif_lzw.c. These can be exploited to cause a buffer underflow via a specially crafted TIFF file.

The vulnerability is reported in version 3.8.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not process untrusted TIFF files using LibTIFF.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Debian credits Drew Yao of Apple Product Security.

Original Advisory:
http://security-tracker.debian.net/tracker/CVE-2008-2327

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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