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Published: 20 May 2019

When FreeImage 3.18.0 reads a special TIFF file, the TIFFReadDirectory function in PluginTIFF.cpp always returns 1, leading to stack exhaustion.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly processed images under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted TIFF file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a stack exhaustion condition, resulting in a denial of service attack.



CVSS 3 base score: 6.5


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Released (3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1)
cosmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
disco Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal Needed

groovy Not vulnerable
hirsute Not vulnerable
impish Not vulnerable
jammy Not vulnerable
precise Does not exist

trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(end of standard support, was needs-triage)