This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libtiff packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.
Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows,
were found in the way libtiff attempted to allocate space for a tile
in a TIFF image file. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an
application linked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-1173)
All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. All running
applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update
to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false