This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The libtiff packages contain a library of functions for manipulating
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.
Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows,
were found in the way libtiff attempted to allocate space for a tile
in a TIFF image file. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially crafted TIFF file that, when opened, would cause an
application linked against libtiff to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-1173)
All libtiff users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve these issues. All running
applications linked against libtiff must be restarted for this update
to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8