LibTIFF 4.0.7 Image tif_ojpeg.c OJPEGReadHeaderInfoSecTablesDcTable resource consumption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in LibTIFF 4.0.7 (Image Processing Software). This affects the function OJPEGReadHeaderInfoSecTablesDcTable of the file tif_ojpeg.c of the component Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource consumption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-400. The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

The OJPEGReadHeaderInfoSecTablesDcTable function in tif_ojpeg.c in LibTIFF 4.0.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory leak) via a crafted image.

The bug was discovered 04/09/2017. The weakness was presented 04/09/2017 by Agostino Sarubbo with Gentoo (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-7594 since 04/09/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99636 (Debian DLA-911-1 : 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 276580 (Fedora Security Update for libtiff (FEDORA-2017-021bebae25)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (99636). See 99451, 99452, 99454 and 99455 for similar entries.






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Class: Resource consumption
CWE: CWE-400 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus Name: Debian DLA-911-1 : tiff security update
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Advisory: USN-3602-1
Researcher: Agostino Sarubbo
Organization: Gentoo
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-7594 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 97503 - LibTIFF CVE-2017-7594 Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-7594 - libtiff - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 04/09/2017 09:13 PM
Updated: 11/27/2022 03:30 PM
Changes: 04/09/2017 09:13 PM (76), 08/27/2020 05:01 PM (8), 11/27/2022 03:30 PM (4)
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