GLSA-201209-02 : libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-02
(libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libTIFF. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF
file with an application making use of libTIFF, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201209-02.xml

Solution :

All libTIFF 4.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-4.0.2-r1'
All libTIFF 3.9 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/tiff-3.9.5-r2'

Risk factor :

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