VDB-98525 · CVE-2016-10266 · BID 97115

LibTIFF 4.0.7 libtiff/tif_read.c divide by zero

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in LibTIFF 4.0.7 (Image Processing Software). This issue affects an unknown function of the file libtiff/tif_read.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a divide by zero vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-369. The product divides a value by zero. Impacted is availability.

The bug was discovered 03/24/2017. The weakness was published 03/24/2017 by Agostino Sarubbo with Gentoo (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-10266 since 03/24/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99043 (Debian DLA-877-1 : 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 local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176022 (Debian Security Update for tiff (DSA 3844-1)).

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (99043). Similar entries are available at 95274, 98526, 98527 and 98528.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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Class: Divide by zero
CWE: CWE-369 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 99043
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-877-1 : tiff security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703844
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3844-1 (tiff - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: github.com


01/01/2017 🔍
03/24/2017 +82 days 🔍
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03/25/2017 +1 days 🔍
03/28/2017 +3 days 🔍
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11/15/2022 +2056 days 🔍


Product: libtiff.org

Advisory: 438274f938e046d33cb0e1230b41da32ffe223e1 [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Agostino Sarubbo
Organization: Gentoo
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-10266 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 97115 - LibTIFF 'libtiff/tif_read.c' Divide By Zero Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-10266 - libtiff - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 03/25/2017 08:51 PM
Updated: 11/15/2022 10:02 AM
Changes: 03/25/2017 08:51 PM (74), 09/14/2020 09:31 AM (8), 11/15/2022 09:58 AM (5), 11/15/2022 10:02 AM (1)
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