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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-07
(libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several heap and
stack-based buffer overflows and other flaws in libTIFF. The affected parts
include the TIFFFetchShortPair(), TIFFScanLineSize() and
EstimateStripByteCounts() functions, and the PixarLog and NeXT RLE
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF
file, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libTIFF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.8.2-r2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true