LibTIFF 4.0.7 Image integer overflow

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in LibTIFF 4.0.7 (Image Processing Software). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a integer overflow vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-190. The software performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/09/2017. The weakness was released 04/09/2017 by Agostino Sarubbo with Gentoo (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-7602 since 04/09/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly 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). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 99451, 99452, 99453 and 99454.





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Class: Integer overflow
CWE: CWE-190 / CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 99636
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-911-1 : 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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Advisory: USN-3602-1
Researcher: Agostino Sarubbo
Organization: Gentoo
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-7602 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 97500 - LibTIFF CVE-2017-7602 Integer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-7602 - LibTIFF - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 04/09/2017 09:15 PM
Updated: 11/28/2022 07:43 AM
Changes: 04/09/2017 09:15 PM (75), 08/27/2020 05:49 PM (8), 11/28/2022 07:43 AM (4)
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