LibTIFF up to 3.9.2 numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in LibTIFF (Image Processing Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Integer overflow in the TIFFroundup macro in LibTIFF before 3.9.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF file that triggers a buffer overflow.

The weakness was released 06/24/2010 as Bug 601274 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-2065. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47596 (Fedora 12 : libtiff-3.9.4-1.fc12 (2010-10333)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118506 (Fedora Update for LibTIFF (FEDORA-2010-10334)).

Upgrading to version 3.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (47596). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 53894, 53792 and 53696.





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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 47596
Nessus Name: Fedora 12 : libtiff-3.9.4-1.fc12 (2010-10333)
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OpenVAS ID: 68164
OpenVAS Name: Slackware Advisory SSA:2010-180-02 libtiff
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Upgrade: LibTIFF 3.4


05/25/2010 🔍
06/15/2010 +21 days 🔍
06/24/2010 +9 days 🔍
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06/28/2010 +4 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1725 days 🔍
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Advisory: Bug 601274
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2065 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26150 - LibTIFF Prior to 3.9.3 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted TIFF File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 41011
Secunia: 40181

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/18/2021 03:49 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (60), 02/28/2017 11:10 AM (7), 09/18/2021 03:43 PM (5), 09/18/2021 03:49 PM (1)
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