Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on 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 :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libtiff
processed certain TIFF Internet Fax image files, compressed with the
CCITT Group 4 compression algorithm. 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 or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-0192)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?dced47ff

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60977 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0192