Fedora Core 4 : libtiff-3.7.1-6.fc4.3 (2006-878)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 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) 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.

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?7022911b

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24166 (fedora_2006-878.nasl)

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