Amazon Linux AMI : libtiff (ALAS-2012-65)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?71e35b80

Solution :

Run 'yum update libtiff' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69672 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1173