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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0405

Original release date: 01/24/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The TIFFFetchShortPair function in tif_dirread.c in libtiff 3.8.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted TIFF image that triggers a NULL pointer dereference, possibly due to changes in type declarations and/or the TIFFVSetField function.

Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html 'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)
This issue did not affect the versions of libtiff as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0302
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20345
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200605-17
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugzilla.remotesensing.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1034
External Source: XF
Name: libtiff-tiffvsetfield-dos(24275)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugzilla.remotesensing.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1029
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18587
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 18172

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