Fedora Core 2 : libtiff-3.5.7-20.2 (2004-334)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

The libtiff package contains a library of functions for manipulating
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image format files. TIFF is a widely
used file format for bitmapped images.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer
overflow bugs that affect libtiff. An attacker who has the ability to
trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the
application linked to libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2004-0886 to this issue.

Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff
have been found. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into
opening a malicious TIFF file could cause the application linked to
libtiff to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2004-0803 to this issue.

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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?39f6ff3b

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15475 (fedora_2004-334.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0886

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