Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL6.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 image files that were compressed with the JPEG
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-2009-5022)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3849b27a

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff, libtiff-devel and / or libtiff-static
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: 61020 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-5022