Inspection and Sanitization Guidance for the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)

Abstract: This guidance document examines the GIF specifications for data attack, data hiding, and data disclosure risks that exist within the file structure. It provides a breakdown of each component of a GIF file and provides recommendations that can help assure that the GIF file is not only compliant with the specifications but also mitigates these various risks.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 11 December 2017

Identifier: U/OO/234024-17

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 34 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Report

Tags: National Security Agency - NSA; Cyber; Guidance; Exploitation; Vulnerability; Data