Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDVSA-2008:184)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security Team reported multiple uses of
uninitialized values in libtiff's LZW compression algorithm decoder.
An attacker could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file
that would cause an application linked to libtiff to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-2327).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37814 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-184.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30832

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2327

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