Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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)

SL4: A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the tiff2pdf conversion
program distributed with libtiff. An attacker could create a TIFF file
containing UTF-8 characters that would, when converted to PDF format,
cause tiff2pdf to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2006-2193)

SL4 &amp
SL5: 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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?78b1fe59

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60471 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2193
CVE-2008-2327