RHEL 2.1 / 3 : libtiff (RHSA-2004:577)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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
issues.

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0803.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0804.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0886.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1307.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-577.html

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0803
CVE-2004-0804
CVE-2004-0886
CVE-2004-1307