if you have a specific use case which requires handling of specially crafted TIFF image files, then it’s recommended to use a validated alternative library. libtiff is a widely used library for manipulating TIFF image format. It is used in various applications, including GIMP, LibreOffice, web browsers and many more. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted TIFF image file which could lead to attacker controlled memory corruption and ultimately crash the vulnerable application. It could also lead to information disclosure or any other type of remote code execution attack. libtIFF is an open source library. It can be used in any software project and is not limited to a specific type of software. However, it is recommended to use a validated alternative library for handling TIFF image files if possible. libtiff is also used in other applications and in web browsers, e.Many critical applications are used in various industries, including government, financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and many more. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest version of libtiff by heading to libtiff website and download the latest version.


1. CVE-2022-3570
2. libtiff
3. https://www.libtiff.org/release/1.5.6/
4. https://www.libtiff.org/release/1.5.7/
5. libtiff Release Notes

Check for the vulnerability in your web application

The vulnerability can be found in libtiff library.

In order to upgrade libtiff, head over to its website and download the latest version.

TIFF Changelog

Release v3.9:
- Fix for CVE-2022-3570
- Fix for CVE-2022-3642


Published on: 10/21/2022 16:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 11/21/2022 17:19:00 UTC