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Uncontrolled Recursion

CVE-2019-9144

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in Exiv2 0.27. There is infinite recursion at BigTiffImage::printIFD in the file bigtiffimage.cpp. This can be triggered by a crafted file. It allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service (Segmentation fault) or possibly have unspecified other impact.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-674 - Uncontrolled Recursion

The product does not properly control the amount of recursion which takes place, consuming excessive resources, such as allocated memory or the program stack.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published