IrfanView TIFF buffer overflow

irfanview-tiff-bo (71891) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

IrfanView is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when processing malformed TIFF images. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted TIFF image file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of IrfanView (4.32 or later), available from the IrfanView Web site. See References.

References:

  • IrfanView Web site: IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide.
  • PRL-2011-10: IrfanView TIFF Image Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • BID-51132: IrfanView TIFF Image File Remote Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-5233: Heap-based buffer overflow in IrfanView before 4.32 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted Rows Per Strip and Samples Per Pixel values in a TIFF image file.
  • OSVDB ID: 77957: IrfanView Rows Per Strip / Sample Per Pixel TIFF Image Handling Remote Overflow
  • SA47065: IrfanView TIFF Image Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Irfanview IrfanView 4.30

Reported:

Dec 15, 2011

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