OpenCV 3.3 Incomplete Fix utils.cpp cv::imread Image File out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in OpenCV 3.3 (Image Processing Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function cv::imread of the file utils.cpp of the component Incomplete Fix. The manipulation as part of a Image File leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 08/23/2017. The weakness was shared 09/04/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-14136 since 09/04/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 12 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 103575 (Debian DLA-1117-1 : opencv security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171242 (OpenSUSE Security Update for opencv (openSUSE-SU-2018:1385-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (103575). The entries 99498, 104884, 104885 and 104886 are related to this item.






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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 103575
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1117-1 : opencv security update
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OpenVAS ID: 65163
OpenVAS Name: Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1117-1] opencv security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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08/23/2017 🔍
09/04/2017 +12 days 🔍
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09/05/2017 +1 days 🔍
09/29/2017 +24 days 🔍
10/02/2017 +3 days 🔍
12/27/2022 +1912 days 🔍


Advisory: DLA 1438-1
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-14136 (🔍)
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Created: 09/05/2017 08:35 AM
Updated: 12/27/2022 05:17 PM
Changes: 09/05/2017 08:35 AM (70), 11/12/2019 08:38 PM (9), 12/27/2022 05:17 PM (5)
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