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 integer overflow flaws, leading to a buffer overflow, were
discovered in libtiff. 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-2010-1411)

Multiple input validation flaws were discovered in libtiff. 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. (CVE-2010-2481, CVE-2010-2483, CVE-2010-2595, CVE-2010-2597)
- SL4, SL5

An input validation flaw was discovered in libtiff. An attacker could
use this flaw to create a specially-crafted TIFF file that, when
opened, would cause an application linked against libtiff to crash.
(CVE-2010-2598) - SL3

All runningapplications linked against libtiff must be restarted for
this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f8cd855a

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60812 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1411
CVE-2010-2481
CVE-2010-2483
CVE-2010-2595
CVE-2010-2597
CVE-2010-2598