GLSA-200607-03 : libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-03
(libTIFF: Multiple buffer overflows)

A buffer overflow has been found in the t2p_write_pdf_string function
in tiff2pdf, which can been triggered with a TIFF file containing a
DocumentName tag with UTF-8 characters. An additional buffer overflow
has been found in the handling of the parameters in tiffsplit.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted TIFF
file, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200607-03.xml

Solution :

All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.8.2-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22010 (gentoo_GLSA-200607-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2193
CVE-2006-2656