CVE-2017-16232

NameCVE-2017-16232
Description** DISPUTED ** LibTIFF 4.0.8 has multiple memory leak vulnerabilities, which allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption), as demonstrated by tif_open.c, tif_lzw.c, and tif_aux.c. NOTE: Third parties were unable to reproduce the issue.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tiff (PTS)jessie4.0.3-12.3+deb8u5vulnerable
jessie (security)4.0.3-12.3+deb8u8vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch4.0.8-2+deb9u4vulnerable
buster, sid4.0.10-4vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tiffsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q4/168
Related commit: https://gitlab.com/libtiff/libtiff/commit/25f9ffa56548c1846c4a1f19308b7f561f7b1ab0
This is actually only a partial fix, but upstream will not fix it completely.
The related commit is included in 4.0.9. The underlying memory-based DOS
would still be present.

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