Scientific Linux Security Update : libtiff on SL5.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 and a use-after-free flaw were found in
the tiff2pdf tool. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially crafted TIFF file that would cause tiff2pdf to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1960, CVE-2013-4232)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the gif2tiff tool. An
attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted GIF file
that could cause gif2tiff to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2013-4231, CVE-2013-4243, CVE-2013-4244)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the tiff2pdf tool. An
attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted TIFF file
that would cause tiff2pdf to crash. (CVE-2013-1961)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e564ce5b

Solution :

Update the affected libtiff, libtiff-debuginfo and / or libtiff-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72738 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1960
CVE-2013-1961
CVE-2013-4231
CVE-2013-4232
CVE-2013-4243
CVE-2013-4244