Oracle Linux 3 : libtiff (ELSA-2006-0603)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0603 :

Updated libtiff packages that fix several security flaws are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

Tavis Ormandy of Google discovered a number of flaws in libtiff during
a security audit. An attacker could create a carefully crafted TIFF
file in such a way that it was possible to cause an application linked
with libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2006-3459, CVE-2006-3460, CVE-2006-3461, CVE-2006-3462,
CVE-2006-3463, CVE-2006-3464, CVE-2006-3465)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported fixes for these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67398 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19287

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2656