Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libtiff (MDVSA-2012:127)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was found and corrected in libtiff :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way tiff2pdf, a
TIFF image to a PDF document conversion tool, of libtiff, a library of
functions for manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image
format files, performed write of TIFF image content into particular
PDF document file, when not properly initialized T2P context struct
pointer has been provided by tiff2pdf (application requesting the
conversion) as one of parameters for the routine performing the write.
A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted TIFF image format
file, that when processed by tiff2pdf would lead to tiff2pdf
executable crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the
privileges of the user running the tiff2pdf binary (CVE-2012-3401).

The updated packages have been patched to correct 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 : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61976 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54601

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3401

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