FreeBSD : tiff -- buffer overflow vulnerability (68222076-010b-11da-bc08-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports :

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a
stack based buffer overflow in the libTIFF library when reading a TIFF
image with a malformed BitsPerSample tag.

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially
crafted TIFF image, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-07.xml
http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/v3.7.3.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?9cfa2588

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19347 (freebsd_pkg_68222076010b11dabc080001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1544

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