Heap-based buffer overflow in the loadImage function in the tiffcrop tool in LibTIFF 4.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted TIFF image with zero tiles.
Published 2016-09-21 18:59:04
Updated 2018-10-30 16:27:30
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory CorruptionExecute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-3991

0.67%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 80 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-3991

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-3991

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-3991

Products affected by CVE-2016-3991

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