Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.

Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows,
were found in the way libtiff attempted to allocate space for a tile
in a TIFF image file. 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-2012-1173)

All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. All running
applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update
to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61296 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1173