LibTIFF 4.0.3 TIFF File Raster Image Data tiff2pdf.c resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in LibTIFF 4.0.3 (Image Processing Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the file tiff2pdf.c of the component TIFF File Raster Image Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 08/01/2013 by Pedro Ribeiro as Four (stack-based) buffer overflows and one use-after-free in libtiff v4.0.3 as not defined mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is shared at The public release happened without involvement of the project team. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-4232 since 06/12/2013. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73061 (Amazon Linux AMI : libtiff (ALAS-2014-307)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350438 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for libtiff: ALAS-2014-307).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (86308), Vulnerability Center (SBV-41322) and Tenable (73061). Additional details are provided at The entries 9947, 9948, 9950 and 9951 are related to this item.





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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 73061
Nessus Name: Amazon Linux AMI : libtiff (ALAS-2014-307)
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OpenVAS ID: 892744
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2744-1 (tiff - several vulnerabilities
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Advisory: Four (stack-based) buffer overflows and one use-after-free in libtiff v4.0.3
Researcher: Pedro Ribeiro
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-4232 (🔍)

X-Force: 86308
Vulnerability Center: 41322 - LibTIFF 4.0.3 \x27tools/tiff2pdf.c\x27 Use-After-Free Flaw Allows Remote DoS \\ Code Execution, Medium
SecurityFocus: 61849 - LibTIFF CVE-2013-4232 Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 54543 - Debian update for tiff, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 96205

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Created: 08/15/2013 05:35 PM
Updated: 05/21/2021 02:37 PM
Changes: 08/15/2013 05:35 PM (78), 05/10/2017 10:23 AM (3), 05/21/2021 02:37 PM (3)
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