RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : libtiff (RHSA-2006:0603)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libtiff packages that fix several security flaws are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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) files.

Tavis Ormandy of Google discovered a number of flaws in libtiff during
a security audit. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF
file in such a way that it was possible to cause an application linked
with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462,
CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported fixes for these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2656.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3459.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3460.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3461.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3462.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3463.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3464.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3465.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0603.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22149 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2656
CVE-2006-3459
CVE-2006-3460
CVE-2006-3461
CVE-2006-3462
CVE-2006-3463
CVE-2006-3464
CVE-2006-3465