GLSA-200505-07 : libTIFF: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-07
(libTIFF: Buffer overflow)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
stack based buffer overflow in the libTIFF library when reading a TIFF
image with a malformed BitsPerSample tag.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially
crafted TIFF image, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.7.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18233 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1544