RHEL 5 : libtiff (RHSA-2008:0847)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libtiff packages that fix a security issue and a bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.

Multiple uses of uninitialized values were discovered in libtiff's
Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm decoder. An attacker
could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file that would
cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2327)

Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security
team for reporting this issue.

Additionally, these updated packages fix the following bug :

* the libtiff packages included manual pages for the sgi2tiff and
tiffsv commands, which are not included in these packages. These
extraneous manual pages were removed.

All libtiff users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2327.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0847.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34063 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30832

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2327