CVE-2015-8668

NameCVE-2015-8668
DescriptionHeap-based buffer overflow in the PackBitsPreEncode function in tif_packbits.c in bmp2tiff in libtiff 4.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via a large width field in a BMP image.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-693-1
Debian Bugs842046

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tiff (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye4.2.0-1+deb11u5fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)4.5.0-6+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie4.5.1+git230720-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tiffsourcewheezy4.0.2-6+deb7u7DLA-693-1
tiffsourcejessie4.0.3-12.3+deb8u2
tiffsource(unstable)4.0.6-3842046
tiff3sourcewheezy(not affected)
tiff3source(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

[wheezy] - tiff3 <not-affected> (Does not ship libtiff tools)
http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2563
Red Hat say it's only OOB read: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1294425#c1
Red Hat's patch is partially incorrect according to upstream
Issue was also marked as wontfix, because bmp2tiff utility has been removed
http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2563#c4
Reproducer file here: http://bugzilla.maptools.org/attachment.cgi?id=677
bmp2tiff was removed in 4.0.6-3 and DSA 3762, marking as fixed although technically still present in the source package

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