Bug 1265998 (CVE-2015-7313)

Summary: CVE-2015-7313 libtiff: OOM when parsing crafted tiff files
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Martin Prpič <mprpic>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: carnil, erik-fedora, federicoleva, jrusnack, phracek
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Bug Depends On: 1265999, 1266000    
Bug Blocks: 1266001    

Description Martin Prpič 2015-09-24 09:36:53 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the way libtiff parsed certain tiff files. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted TIFF file that would cause an application using libtiff to exhaust all available memory on the system.

Original report:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q3/601

Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-09-24 09:37:49 UTC
Created libtiff tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1265999]

Comment 2 Martin Prpič 2015-09-24 09:37:54 UTC
Created mingw-libtiff tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1266000]

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2015-10-07 10:48:48 UTC
On Fedora and RHEL7, disabling memory overcommit (echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory) seems to "fix" this issue. Thus, there is nothing wrong with the libtiff code. Instead, the memory overcommit will prevent certain memory errors to be passed to the libtiff code, ultimately "bypassing" the libtiff error checks, leading to an OOM kill instead of a libtiff exit.


On RHEL6, it detects and integer overflow and exits:
TIFFReadDirectory: Warning, oom.tif: Bogus "StripByteCounts" field, ignoring and calculating from imagelength.
oom.tif: Integer overflow in TIFFVStripSize.
TIFFReadDirectory: oom.tif: cannot handle zero strip size.

Comment 4 Federico Leva 2015-10-26 14:45:28 UTC
A variant with "bus error" was seen libtiff 3.4 http://markmail.org/message/igqy46wj7kzhnkjv