This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libtiff packages that fix various buffer and integer overflows
are now available.
The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. TIFF is a widely
used file format for bitmapped images.
During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer
overflow bugs that affect libtiff. An attacker who has the ability to
trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the
application linked to libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2004-0886 and CVE-2004-0804 to these
Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff
have been found. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into
opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the application linked to
libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0803 to this issue.
All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which
contain fixes for these issues.
See also :
Update the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15629 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0803CVE-2004-0804CVE-2004-0886CVE-2004-1307
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