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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4564

ppm2tiff does not check the return value of the TIFFScanlineSize function, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PPM image that triggers an integer overflow, a zero-memory allocation, and a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2012-11-11 Last Update Date : 2020-11-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1590 -- libtiff security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27430 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012:1590: libtiff security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22764 unix
DSA-2575-1 tiff - heap overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18317 unix
ELSA-2012:1590: libtiff security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23936 unix
RHSA-2012:1590: libtiff security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21373 unix
RHSA-2012:1590: libtiff security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121590 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1639-1 -- Security update for libtiff oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25737 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4564

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 11.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Debian Debian Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Debian Debian Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Libtiff Libtiff * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Eus 6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 5
Debian Debian Linux 2
Libtiff Libtiff 1
Opensuse Opensuse 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Eus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2

- References For CVE-2012-4564
MLIST [oss-security] 20121102 Re: libtiff: Missing return value check in ppm2tiff leading to heap-buffer overflow when reading a tiff file
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1590
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0187 CONFIRM
OSVDB 86878
MLIST [oss-security] 20121102 libtiff: Missing return value check in ppm2tiff leading to heap-buffer overflow when reading a tiff file
BID 56372 LibTIFF 'TIFFScanlineSize()' Function Heap-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-02-24
XF libtiff-ppm2tiff-bo(79750)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4564

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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