VDB-93750 · CVE-2016-9537 · BID 94484

LibTIFF 4.0.6 tools/tiffcrop.c out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in LibTIFF 4.0.6 (Image Processing Software). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is some unknown processing of the file tools/tiffcrop.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

tools/tiffcrop.c in libtiff 4.0.6 has out-of-bounds write vulnerabilities in buffers. Reported as MSVR 35093, MSVR 35096, and MSVR 35097.

The bug was discovered 11/22/2016. The weakness was published 11/22/2016 as MSVR 35093 / MSVR 35096 / MSVR 35097 (Website). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-9537 since 11/21/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/04/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 96495 (Debian DSA-3762-1 : 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 157373 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Security Update for libtiff (ELSA-2017-0225)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (96495) and SecurityFocus (BID 94484†).






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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 96495
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3762-1 : tiff - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 800864
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for libtiff CESA-2017:0225 centos6
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: github.com


11/21/2016 🔍
11/22/2016 +1 days 🔍
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11/23/2016 +1 days 🔍
01/13/2017 +51 days 🔍
01/16/2017 +3 days 🔍
10/04/2022 +2087 days 🔍


Product: libtiff.org

Advisory: MSVR 35093 / MSVR 35096 / MSVR 35097
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-9537 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 94484 - RETIRED: LibTIFF Multiple Security Vulnerabilites


Created: 11/23/2016 07:48 AM
Updated: 10/04/2022 11:12 AM
Changes: 11/23/2016 07:48 AM (61), 06/07/2019 04:32 PM (20), 10/04/2022 11:12 AM (3)
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