LibTIFF up to 4.0.2 tiff2pdf t2p_read_tiff_init memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in LibTIFF (Image Processing Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects the function t2p_read_tiff_init of the component tiff2pdf. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 08/13/2012 by Huzaifa Sidhpurwala as Bug 837577 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2012-3401. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68667 (Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : libtiff (ELSA-2012-1590)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350600 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for libtiff: ALAS-2012-147).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (77088), Vulnerability Center (SBV-35930) and Tenable (68667). The entries 6862, 7089, 47387 and 61966 are pretty similar.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 68667
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : libtiff (ELSA-2012-1590)
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OpenVAS ID: 72443
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2552-1 (tiff)
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Advisory: Bug 837577
Researcher: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-3401 (🔍)

X-Force: 77088
Vulnerability Center: 35930 - LibTIFF 4.0.2 and Earlier Remote DoS or Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted TIFF Image, Medium
SecurityFocus: 54601 - LibTIFF 't2p_read_tiff_init()' Function Heap-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 49938 - LibTIFF Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 84090

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/07/2021 03:51 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (67), 04/15/2017 07:43 PM (13), 12/07/2021 03:46 PM (3), 12/07/2021 03:51 PM (1)
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