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
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needed

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage