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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libtiff packages that fix various integer overflows are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team
The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files.
infamous41md discovered integer overflow flaws in libtiff. An attacker
could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that it could
cause an application linked with libtiff to overflow a heap buffer
when the file was opened by a victim. Due to the nature of the
overflow it is unlikely that it is possible to use this flaw to
execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1308 to this
Dmitry V. Levin discovered an integer overflow flaw in libtiff. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF file in such a way that
it could cause an application linked with libtiff to crash. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-1183 to this issue.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported fixes for these issues.
See also :
Update the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0