F5 Networks BIG-IP : LibTIFF vulnerabilities (K89096577)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94648


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.



Buffer overflow in the PixarLogDecode function in tif_pixarlog.c in LibTIFF 4.0.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted TIFF image, as demonstrated by overwriting the vgetparent function pointer with rgb2ycbcr.

Note : This was previously referenced as CVE-2016-5320. All CVE users should reference CVE-2016-5314 instead of CVE-2016-5320.

CVE-2015-8784 The NeXTDecode function in tif_next.c in LibTIFF allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted TIFF image, as demonstrated by libtiff5.tif.


An attacker can use specially crafted TIFF files to execute arbitrary code with the limited privileges of the image optimization process.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K89096577.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94648

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL89096577.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/09

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8784, CVE-2016-5314, CVE-2016-5320