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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libtiff
processed certain TIFF files encoded with a 4-bit run-length encoding
scheme from ThunderScan. 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-2011-1167)
This update also fixes the following bug :
- A prior libtiff update introduced a regression that
prevented certain TIFF Internet Fax image files,
compressed with the CCITT Group 4 compression algorithm,
from being read. (BZ#688825)
See also :
Update the affected libtiff and / or libtiff-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60999 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-1167
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