LibTIFF TIFF Image tif_luv.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in LibTIFF (Image Processing Software) (affected version not known). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown functionality of the file tif_luv.c of the component TIFF Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was shared 02/01/2016 by Salvatore Bonaccorso (oss-sec). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-8782 since 01/23/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88491 (Debian DLA-405-1 : tiff 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 196437 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Tiff Vulnerabilities (USN-2939-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (88491). The entries 80753, 80755, 82317 and 82318 are related to this item.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 88491
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-405-1 : tiff security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703467
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3467-1 (tiff - security update)
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Advisory: USN-2939-1
Researcher: Salvatore Bonaccorso
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8782 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 56900 - Libtiff Remote Out-of-Bounds Write Allows DoS via a Crafted TIFF File - CVE-2015-8782, Medium
SecurityFocus: 81730 - LibTIFF Multiple Out of Bounds Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 02/02/2016 09:47 AM
Updated: 07/06/2022 04:34 PM
Changes: 02/02/2016 09:47 AM (62), 08/25/2018 09:19 AM (21), 07/06/2022 04:25 PM (4), 07/06/2022 04:34 PM (1)
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