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Vulnerability of LibTIFF: out-of-bounds memory reading via _TIFFPrintField

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via _TIFFPrintField of LibTIFF, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted systems: Debian, LibTIFF, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu.
Severity of this alert: 1/4.
Creation date: 14/11/2016.
Références of this alert: CVE-2016-9297, DLA-716-1, DSA-3762-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:3035-1, openSUSE-SU-2017:0074-1, USN-3212-1, USN-3212-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-21101.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via _TIFFPrintField of LibTIFF, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
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This computer threat note impacts software or systems such as Debian, LibTIFF, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness alert is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer weakness note.

Solutions for this threat 

LibTIFF: version 4.0.7.
The version 4.0.7 is fixed:
  http://www.simplesystems.org/libtiff/
  http://libtiff.maptools.org/

LibTIFF: patch for _TIFFPrintField.
A patch is available in the last CVS version:
  export CVSROOT=:pserver:cvsanon@cvs.maptools.org:/cvs/maptools/cvsroot
  cvs login
  cvs checkout libtiff

Debian 7: new tiff packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: tiff 4.0.2-6+deb7u8

Debian 8: new tiff packages (16/01/2017).
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: tiff 4.0.3-12.3+deb8u2

openSUSE 13.2: new tiff packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE 13.2: tiff 4.0.7-10.35.1

openSUSE Leap: new tiff packages (09/01/2017).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.2: libtiff5 4.0.7-12.1
  openSUSE Leap 42.1: libtiff5 4.0.7-12.1

Ubuntu: new LibTIFF packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 16.10: LibTIFF-tools 4.0.6-2ubuntu0.2, libtiff5 4.0.6-2ubuntu0.2
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: LibTIFF-tools 4.0.6-1ubuntu0.2, libtiff5 4.0.6-1ubuntu0.2
  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: LibTIFF-tools 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.7, libtiff5 4.0.3-7ubuntu0.7
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